Tuesday, 30 September 2014
Occult London: Naming the Fourth Goddess
Here is a little goddess-related mystery.
This sculpture showing four mother goddesses is in the Museum of London and dates from Roman times.
A notice beside it at the museum says that it was found reused as building material in the wall of the river Thames near Blackfriars. The sculpture is a limestone relief of three women holding holding bread, fruit and a dog and also suckling a baby. The notice says: "They are probably portraying the three native mother goddesses although the fourth figure cannot be explained."
I was reminded of this plaque because of book that I contributed to, called Naming the Goddess,has just been launched. It made me wonder if anyone could think of a name for the fourth goddess.
If you think you might have any suggestions as to who the fourth goddess could possibly be, do leave a comment.
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