January 04, 2005

*Vagina Worship

Ancient inhabitants of India believed that female genitalia had magical powers. After all, the womb is the giver of life. Worshippers hung symbols of the vagina over temple doors, and wore charms to fend off evil spells and disease. Stone carvings of the vagina date as far back as 35,000 B.C. The shape of the symbol was an oval with an open end, much like a more modern good luck symbol...

There are various theories and legends about the origin of the good luck associated with the horseshoe, but the one I prefer to believe is that it's just an extension of ancient vagina-worship.

Posted by Jennifer at January 4, 2005 01:52 PM


Wait a sec, here. Are you implying that people don't believe that female genitalia have magical powers any more? That's just crazy talk.

Posted by: Jim at January 4, 2005 02:48 PM

And thus the origin of the euphemism, "getting lucky?"

Posted by: Rev. Mike at January 4, 2005 02:48 PM

Jim--of course not. We all know it has the power to turn otherwise intelligent men into blithering idiots.

Posted by: Jennifer at January 4, 2005 03:11 PM

It's not just vaginas either. I've been turned stone dumb by boobies too.

Posted by: Jim at January 4, 2005 03:26 PM

So, maybe you should spread the phrase "horsie-whipped" and see if it catches on. Naaaah.

Posted by: Tuning Spork at January 4, 2005 07:27 PM

Woo-hoo! I just hung a vagina over my door the other day. How awesome is that?

Posted by: Kyle at January 5, 2005 02:32 AM

If thats what a vagina looks like( even vaguely) I need to talk to some people about what we've been doing all these years.

Posted by: Leftwindwingbag at January 5, 2005 11:33 AM

Then I'm not the only one: I have always gotten a very warm and lucky feeling whenever I've seen a vagina.

Posted by: Shep at January 5, 2005 02:33 PM

Me too, but from ancient ones.

Posted by: triticale at January 8, 2005 12:24 AM