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Re: Venus(es) for Vulcans.

I remember from one of my feminism classes in college that The Venus of Willendorf was thought to be a symbol of fertility, a representation of the divine feminine, or a symbol of pre-Christian Goddess-based spirituality....Her seemingly abstracted form with it's rotund belly, pendulous breasts and lack of distinguishing facial features could certainly be thought of as representative of any or all of the aforementioned.
But what if these images were NOT abstract, but realistically rendered? Venus or cretin?

"There are many interpretations of the figurines, often based on little argument or fact. Like many prehistoric artifacts, the cultural meaning of these figures may never be known. Archaeologists speculate, however, that they may be emblems of security and success, fertility icons, p 0 r n o g r a p h i c imagery, or even direct representations of a Great Goddess or Mother Goddess or various local goddesses."

~interesting that the Venus of Willendorf is carved from limestone:

"The Venus of Willendorf was carved from oolitic limestone, and was covered with a thick layer of red ochre when found."

~and that limestone soils are Iodine deficient:

"This is because the soil over limestone is thin, and minerals, including iodine, readily leach out, so that locally grown plants are deficient in iodine..."

Another Venus, representative of an iodine-sufficient population, no doubt:


"Venus was a major Roman goddess principally associated with love, beauty and fertility, the equivalent of the Greek goddess Aphrodite.

Venus was the consort of Vulcan. She was considered the ancestor of the Roman people by way of its legendary founder, Aeneas, and played a key role in many Roman religious festivals and myths."

~so, I do believe I've discovered V's motivation for his part in bringing Iodine to the masses!



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