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Bear Slavic Madonna

South Slavic madonna with bear, Vinca culture, Old Europe

Categorized in these topics: Blood & Honey Women's Trauma Issues


Slavs to this day in the rural outposts where self-sustainability with the land still exists, infants are placed on bear skins (Gimbutas)linking the Mother of god (Mary) and Artemis Bear to childbirth. Artist Connie Greyhorse Simpson forges to the canvas the Blood & Honey Icon-Maternal Fright-as the Bear,Slavic Madonna. The artist's rendition of the 5th millennium BCE Vinca forms of a madonna with a bear mask holding a cub as an icon realizes the Maternal Fright that most mothers have and who are trapped by social conventions to hate their sex. What better conversion of fear into the miracle of childbirth and the bear's fierce love of her cubs?



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