posted on Sep, 7 2012 @ 07:08 AM
I'm surprised the finding of this totem at Gobekli Tepe hasn't been more widely reported and considered, i only came across it through this
Alternative site, with pictures from June this year;
It was discovered in October 2010 and is photographed in situ here, not much said about it though, awaiting furthur analysis.
The aspect that excited myself when i saw the piece is that it enables one to say that the association of twin serpents with birth giving Goddess'
dates back to at least 11,000 years, going on to be a major motif of Near Eastern art.
There is a precedent for the totem stones giving birth as seen here;
The differance with the Gobekli Tepe totem is that the woman giving birth, the mid-part of the sculpture, is herself an aspect of the greater figure
who thus appears to have the aspect of a birth Goddess, it's difficult to be certain due to damage, but her head appears to have been that of a
Hard to see due to damage and wear, but even the figure that is emerging from the mid-point birth could also be giving birth, which would be three
births seen in conjunction, giving birth whilst being born....unusual.
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