Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Neolithic French Sun Cross

This representation of the sun is also an early representation of the cross. The Neolithic people of France left this behind. It still looks close to the wheel symbol, just fewer spokes. This symbol will become a popular one, as I have many more symbols to share with you. The break in four equal parts may have been an acknowledgement of Knowing of season or at the very least understanding there are four distinctive seasons. These people were outside more often, and observers of the stars, and moon phases.

I wonder were males more likely to be out in the night air or were females...Females are more likely to get up to nurse the baby. Females were more often to get up and clean the baby or young child. Were men up in the middle of the night to observe the stars? Were men up to guard their woman from the dangers of nocturnal animals? If that is the case then the man and woman were probably talking to each other to keep each other company during the time she was feeding the baby or small child. I believe that during the time men and women were gathering and starting to farm they felt more equal, but once we began to enjoy eating meat and the men were together without the women the men developed a closer bond. As the bond of men got stronger they believed they were stronger since they were hunting.

It would not be feasible for women to join the ranks of hunting with men because of our menstrual cycle. We would also become more of a burden for the men with the children. The children would have to stay with us simply because we had to feed the children.

This is how I believe the world became more patriarchal. Hunting is what brought men closer as a brotherhood. We were out of the loop. Since the sun is so dominate, it became the symbol for man and no longer a symbol for the female. We still have the symbol for the earth, but our celestial body is now the moon. The moon is subordinate to the sun. Without the sun the moon would not shine...hmmmm. Boy, those man groups!? Who knew eating meat would bring on so many complications?!

1 comment:

  1. You are amazing - all these cool and interesting facts! BTW - how did the shopping go? Did you find the boots, gloves, and webkins?