Sunday, October 7, 2012
The war on women is nothing new. The devil, for instance, is another symbol that attempts to paint women in a poor light. It's red for one, which is a well known color in the animal kingdom to indicate sexuality (just think of monkeys in estrus). It's got horns which I just mentioned is a symbol of the earth goddess. It's got a serpents tail, which obviously links the devil to a snake (another symbol tied to the earth goddess and subsequently "sin"). He also carries a trident which is another symbol of the earth goddess, many of which arose from the "primordial waters." Blame it on "civilized" society, where humanity is disconnected from directly witnessing the fertility of the earth and thus male solar gods have dethroned the earth goddess (you can see this in many creation stories where a male solar god desecrates a former female earth goddess's body to create the earth).