Sexual Art of Ancient Greece —
In Greek lore, Baubo was a servant woman who exposed herself to Demeter in order to cheer up the goddess
after her daughter Persephone was abducted by Hades to the underworld.
As peculiar as this episode may sound, the Baubo persona is strikingly common in the ancient world.
Many cultures had kindred goddesses who, by exposing their genitals, gave either protection, blessings,
or both to the people. The ideal behind this harkens back to the earliest days of Goddess worship on earth,
when early humans saw the feminine mysteries of fertility and childbirth as closely tied to fertility and
sustenance of the land. Manifestations of the Goddess were thus seen as great harbingers and omens.
And nothing signifies the Goddess more than her yoni, or womb.
Yoni displays - showing the genitals - therefore evolved into a good luck sign around the world.
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The last item is a modern interpretation, © German sculptor Horst Delkus at:
(item may be available for purchase — visit the link above)