fertility symbol


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fertility symbol

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(Anthropology & Ethnology) an object, esp a phallic symbol, used in fertility-cult ceremonies to symbolize regeneration
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Henna is also believed to be a fertility symbol in Egypt, so drawing several henna shapes around the bride's body is a wish from her family and friends to start a new life blessed with many children.
Lest we forget they gave us the maypole - a potent fertility symbol for us all to dance around.
Although Sweden is in many ways a highly modernized country, everyone turns out for the traditional solstice festival, featuring the ancient pre-Christian fertility symbol of the phallus.
They also have associations with Christianity (the holly's white flowers for the purity of the Virgin Mary and red berries for Jesus' blood) and with older pagan beliefs (the mistletoe is a fertility symbol, which is why we kiss under it).
The creature is said to be endowed with magical powers and due to the very large number of eggs it lays at a time, considered as a fertility symbol.
It may be considered as a tried and tested theme, but regardless of whether the intention of any figurative form created is to serve the purpose of a fertility symbol, or an object of worship or as an object purely of desire, the female form will continue to inspire the creativity in artists for centuries to come.
The Green Man - named after the ancient fertility symbol - have a core of 14 active dancers.
It is regarded in the Seychelles as a powerful aphrodisiac and revered as a fertility symbol.
The history of using holly to decorate our homes goes back way beyond Christian times when it was used as a fertility symbol and as a charm against witchcraft.
The church is famous for its Saxon fertility symbol still in place over the north door.
UNITED KINGDOM: A huge chalk giant who has long raised eyebrows among visitors is being given a clean-up to stop the ancient British fertility symbol disappearing into the hillside.
VICTORIA Beckham is to have a fertility symbol tattooed on her inner thigh in a bid to ensure her next baby is a girl.