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Term: Sheila-na-gig


Naked female carvings found in odd places on ancient hurches in Western Europe, and especially in England. They are shown grinning and holding their labia wide open. They are considered to be a Goddess symbol and it is believed by some that they were made by Pagan artisans who built the church. Thus, even though they went to a Christian church, they could still worship the Goddess.