Thursday, June 14, 2012

sheela-na-gigs




Today I learned that in medieval churches in Ireland and England, there were often these carvings called “sheela-na-gigs” or “sheela-na-nigs” that were literally just grimacing figures holding open their own vulvas. Nobody can agree on their function or what exactly they represented.
So yep. That’s my dose of history for today.


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