Malta Mother

by Aradia Lunabella

Where better to worship the Goddess than in the body of the Goddess Herself?

So, I took a pilgrimage to the Island of Malta (home to a vibrant Goddess culture dating back at least 6000 years) in hopes of bringing myself to a passage through time, to experience the pendulum of worship from divine feminine to the masculine and back again. In doing so I discovered the beautiful Goddess art of the oldest temples in the world. Abundant with well preserved sacred sites and artifacts, Malta is the keeper of a secret which our ancient ancestors breathed into the geometric design of many of its temples and enclosures built from huge, weathered stones.

Long before the pyramids, the little-heralded Stone Age priestesses created the first stone monuments, crafting elaborate temples and pottery with strong indications of a prehistoric female worship. Maltese Temples were constructed of megaliths (literally “big rock”), sometimes weighing up to 20 tons. They were rolled into place on stone balls. These masons did not appear to have used any metal tools or wheels in their work. They mysteriously constructed temples in the shape of the Goddess’ body, which, when excavated, were found to contain fertility figurines, large and generous in their proportions. All the sites I saw gave off a strong feeling of reverence for all things female, as well as peace and abundance. My art piece that I share with you today is inspired by some of the symbols from the the ‘Venus’ figurines that have been found.

Watercolor, gouache, graphite and ink . 2004

Art Gallery, Volume 2 Issue 5