Sheela-na-gig

by Jack Roberts
Sheela-na-gig
  • ISBN-13: 9781934170793
  • Author(s): Jack Roberts
  • Subject: British & Irish history
  • Publisher: Process
  • Imprint: Process
  • Publication Date: 12-03-2020
  • Format: p/b

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£18.99
Sheela-na-gig, the squatting, bald woman with comically large ears holding herself open in the most blatant way has long been a figure of mystery throughout Ireland where the stone statues are most prevalent. Researcher Jack Roberts has spent decades documenting and discovering Sheela-na-gigs in all her incarnations. This rigorous survey shows they are neither graven images nor warnings against women as the source of lust but highly spiritual images of female divinity and power.
About the book

Sheela-na-gig, the squatting, bald woman with comically large ears holding herself open in the most blatant way has long been a figure of mystery throughout Ireland where the stone statues are most prevalent. Researcher Jack Roberts has spent decades documenting and discovering Sheela-na-gigs in all her incarnations. This rigorous survey shows they are neither graven images nor warnings against women as the source of lust but highly spiritual images of female divinity and power.