Symbols of Female Yoni In Christianity

How does the Female fit in?


I was going to write about phallic symbols, but there were so many (and I got a little nauseous) as men have always owned the world and having an erection showed strength and vitality. After viewing that - I was thinking “How does the female fit into this subject of symbols?”

The photo above which is very interesting shows female Yoni symbols. “Yoni is a Sanskrit word that has been interpreted to literally mean the womb, and the female organs. It also connotes the female sexual organs such as “vagina”, “vulva”, and “uterus”, or alternatively to “origin, abode, or source” of anything in other contexts.” Wikipedia.

The Christian symbolism for females was removed from all Christian missiles and bibles by the Holy Roman Catholic Church. Christian leaders did the same. They couldn’t have this kind of symbol showing the female vagina as a symbol of rebirth, now could they? That had to be squelched even though men’s penises were everywhere on all kinds of statues, on the facades of buildings, as well as, inside churches and outside of cathedrals.

You will note that all the symbols are in a V shape with an entry or exit in the middle. Here are a few more:

Fish Symbol

I bet the majority of Christians out there don’t realize that the fish used today to refer to Jesus, officially called the Ichthys, originally represented the vagina. It was an ancient symbol that pretty much showed up next to any fertility goddess, including Atargatis, the Syrian fertility goddess; Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and sex, and the pagan Great Mother goddess.

It has been said that it was chosen as a symbol of Jesus because it was so commonly known and used, but there have been a lot of attempts to separate it from its vaginal roots — especially by Christian scholars, because heaven forbid Jesus is so closely connected to a vagina. I bet you’ll never look at those little bumper stickers the same way again.

The Lotus Flower

Physically and biologically speaking, the lotus is a fragrant flower, pink and plump, that is known to beautifully blossom in spring, just when the time is right — sounds about right, doesn’t it? It’s also an Indian symbol of wisdom and vital energy; you may have seen pictures of it splayed across your yoga studio. Gives your practice a whole new meaning.



Jo Ann Harris, Writer of Daily Musings

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