The title of this blog comes from a Gaelic expression -"putting on the poor mouth"-which means to exaggerate the direness of one's situation in order to gain time or favour from creditors.
I had to google the name! Amazing that it would be on your garden wall. But at least you're well protected against Evil!
Protected against lust for sure!
Oh, I love the mysterious Sheela na Gigs! This looks rather friendly compared to some others I've seen. It was P J Harvey's song that introduced me to them. Great song, that one.
Shirl got it for a joke. I'm glad she did!
Not sure I get the mystery part, but impressive nevertheless. And photos are cool, too.
THanks. The thinking is that they are a christian thing meant to display list in all its evil!
I was under the impression that the meaning/origin of them is debatable. To me they look like the dark side of the feminine, the obverse to the Virgin Mary.Kali is fearsome but she is mother/destroyer. Ok by me, you have to break an egg to make an omlette.
They don't appear until about the 11th Century.They are certainly appear to be the reverse of the Madonna but the creation of the churchthan an something more ancient. They are still fascinating figures whatever the origin
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