Sisters in Antiquity - Sheela na Gig & Baubo

It seems that Sheila na Gig and Baubo share a growing number of connecting dots. As female figures, historians are not quite sure if they are symbols of warning or iconographic remains of goddess worship. I’d hazard a guess to say both and more. Each of the carvings differs; Baubo to Baubo, Sheela to Sheela as well as Sheela na gig to Baubo. Similarities are hinted at almost as if stonemasons across the northern half of the glob are winking at each other. “I like what you’re doing, let’s put the cat among the pigeons and keep those idiots in the future scratching their heads”. A Sheela na Gig carving is most often found in Ireland, but cannot solely be claimed as an Irish phenomenon as they

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