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Images of the Mother Goddess in the Neolithic Sanctuary of Pla de Petracos (Alicante, Spain)—The Sacralization of Agriculture

Departamento de Sociología I, University of Alicante, E-03080 Alicante, Spain
Religions 2020, 11(11), 614; https://doi.org/10.3390/rel11110614
Received: 12 October 2020 / Revised: 3 November 2020 / Accepted: 5 November 2020 / Published: 17 November 2020
The objective of this work is to iconologically analyze the cave paintings of the Neolithic sanctuary of Pla de Petracos (Alicante, Spain), putting them in relation to the way of life and the religious thought of the society of the time, as well as the connection of these paintings with the Mother Goddess. To do this, firstly, the characters of early Neolithic agricultural and livestock societies, and the religiosity of the Mother Goddess that she professes, are contextualized with abundant academic documentation. The natural and religious scenery of the territory where the images and material goods—cardial ceramics, musical instruments, and ritual objects—excavated in the archeological sites located in the surroundings are described below. Finally, significant examples of ancient cultures related to the sanctuary are offered. View Full-Text
Keywords: Mother Goddess religiosity; sanctuary; Pla de Petracos; Neolithic; sun worship Mother Goddess religiosity; sanctuary; Pla de Petracos; Neolithic; sun worship
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Roche Cárcel, J.A. Images of the Mother Goddess in the Neolithic Sanctuary of Pla de Petracos (Alicante, Spain)—The Sacralization of Agriculture. Religions 2020, 11, 614. https://doi.org/10.3390/rel11110614

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Roche Cárcel JA. Images of the Mother Goddess in the Neolithic Sanctuary of Pla de Petracos (Alicante, Spain)—The Sacralization of Agriculture. Religions. 2020; 11(11):614. https://doi.org/10.3390/rel11110614

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Roche Cárcel, Juan A. 2020. "Images of the Mother Goddess in the Neolithic Sanctuary of Pla de Petracos (Alicante, Spain)—The Sacralization of Agriculture" Religions 11, no. 11: 614. https://doi.org/10.3390/rel11110614

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