Friday, June 2, 2006

Wish List

I am starting a wish list and this is the first thing I am putting on it. I have seen this statue in person only once at a local pagan shop. The owner has it on her altar and I was blown away by it. Like most things I wish for this one will probably stay on the list a long time. The average price I have seen it selling for is around $75.00. With the recent move and trying to catch up if I have $75.00 floating around it is going to go towards a bill, or food. Oh well, you can't blame a girl for dreaming.

Earth Goddess Altar Statue
(Gaia is a Greek goddess personifying the Earth)

The following information comes from Ritual Magick: Wiccan & Pagan Supplies and I give them full credit for both the picture and information on the symbols

Keys to the Images on Gaia's Body
Moving outward from Her womb, engraved tattoos on Gaia's legs display the evolution on life in the seas, from the earliest bacteria and single-celled protozoa, to sea mammals on her buttocks. A key to all the creatures and their eras, is provided.

Similar engravings on her arms show the forests: Redwoods on Her right arm, and the tropical Rain Forest on Her left. Her right breast is a cornucopia of nourishing fruits and vegetables, while Her left breast-over Her heart-is the Moon, whose phases beat the pulse of the ocean's tides and women's cycles. In the back of Her hair, tiny creatures trace the evolution of vertebrate life on the land, with braids representing the double helix of DNA forming the umbilical branches of the Tree of Life. The chronological scale is logarithmic, beginning at the base with the Devonian Age, when the first Amphibians crawled out of the swamps onto dry land, and progressing upwards towards modern times. Different geological eras are distinguished by differing background vegetation. Comes with a diagram which provides a detailed key.

At the crown of Her head, the pinnacle of emergent consciousness ("Crown of Creation") is represented by a Whale over her right hemisphere, and a Human Child over Her left. The child holds a ball-a globe of the Earth.

Around Her face, clusters of leaves representing the fifteen sacred trees on the Celtic Tree Calendar comprise Her hair. A key is provided. Also among her hair are flowers: Rose, Poppy, Hibiscus, Daisy, and Morning Glory. Circling Her shoulders, a Monarch Butterfly represents the Sun, and a Luna Moth the Moon. Other Sacred Insects may be found among Her leafy locks: a Dragonfly, a Scarab, and a Spider.



Blogger PEA said...

It was interesting to read what every part of this statue represents...I have no idea about such things and had never realized how detailed it could be! Hopefully you will be able to make your wish list come true:-)

June 2, 2006 at 9:15 AM  
Blogger peppylady said...

I'd like to but her in one of my flower beds. I need more of them anyhow.
I know what you mean by money going to things like bills and food.
We don't have a special store for pagan in North Idaho. Let say I don't know of one. The closes one I know of is in the basement of the gardenia center.
I guess they had one in Hayden Lake by Courd'Alene which is about a little over an hour drive from my home.
The Fundies protested and it got close down.

June 2, 2006 at 10:36 AM  
Blogger Autumn said...

We have several gift shops that lean toward Pagan items, but the main "Pagan Store" is in Norfolk VA. It is called Mystic Moon
Unfortunatly they don't do any type of sales except in store. You might enjoy the webpage though just to learn about them

June 2, 2006 at 11:12 AM  
Blogger TurtleHeart said...

I always liked this statue. What is so neat about it is that the more you look closely at her, the more you see.

June 3, 2006 at 3:03 AM  
Blogger Mama Kelly said...

my friend Lady Rose has a statue similar to this one ... except that instead of holding a globe her stomach is hollwed, like a cave, and filled with crystals like a geode

June 3, 2006 at 11:22 AM  
Blogger Nancy said...

barrowed this for my blog. Thanks, :)

June 4, 2006 at 9:45 PM  

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