(Copyright photograph: by ethno-Mycologist John W. Allen) The sculpture above is from the ruins at Angkor Wat, located in present day Cambodia. It depicts three Apsaras, which are female deities in Hindu and Buddhist mythology who are able to change their shape at will. http://www.mushroomstone.com/fleurdelisorigin.htm

(Copyright photograph: by ethno-Mycologist John W. Allen) The sculpture above is from the ruins at Angkor Wat, located in present day Cambodia. It depicts three Apsaras, which are female deities in Hindu and Buddhist mythology who are able to change their shape at will. http://www.mushroomstone.com/fleurdelisorigin.htm

Sennacherib, Nineveh, Iraq. Some say that Sennacherib, not Nebuchadnezzar, has been proven to be the king who built the Hanging Gardens at Nineveh, not Babylon.

Sennacherib, Nineveh, Iraq. Some say that Sennacherib, not Nebuchadnezzar, has been proven to be the king who built the Hanging Gardens at Nineveh, not Babylon.

PAKISTAN - Takht Bhai (or Takht Bahi) is a Buddhist monastic complex dating to the 1st century BCE. The complex is regarded by archaeologists as being particularly representative of the architecture of Buddhist monastic centers from its era. It was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1980

PAKISTAN - Takht Bhai (or Takht Bahi) is a Buddhist monastic complex dating to the 1st century BCE. The complex is regarded by archaeologists as being particularly representative of the architecture of Buddhist monastic centers from its era. It was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1980

Remains of the Roman Imperial Palaces on the top of the Palatine Hill Ostia, province of Rome Lazio

Remains of the Roman Imperial Palaces on the top of the Palatine Hill Ostia, province of Rome Lazio

Australian Aboriginal cave painting; Female dancer, with an elaborate headdress. Only one breast is shown.  On the right of the image is a quinkan figure, with the characteristic head shape, thought by some to represent a mushroom, while others see the shape a denoting very large ears.

Australian Aboriginal cave painting; Female dancer, with an elaborate headdress. Only one breast is shown. On the right of the image is a quinkan figure, with the characteristic head shape, thought by some to represent a mushroom, while others see the shape a denoting very large ears.

Sheila Na Gig - Female figures found on many early christian churches presenting exaggerated female genitalia.--example of early Christians incorporating goddess symbology (i.e. fertility/creation)pinterest.com/river/ancient-history/

Sheila Na Gig - Female figures found on many early christian churches presenting exaggerated female genitalia.--example of early Christians incorporating goddess symbology (i.e. fertility/creation)pinterest.com/river/ancient-history/

13th B.C. -  Anatolia - bronze, gold, and silver. Hittite texts list offerings to deities during local festivals, which include small statuettes. In the open-air sanctuary at Yazilikaya, near Bogazkoy in central Anatolia images of the Hittite pantheon were carved in the rock walls. One with upraised wings, wearing a cap, kilt, and belt, and with arms bent as if holding a weapon. is according to an inscription the god Pirinki/ar, a deity associated with the winged divinity Ishtar.

13th B.C. - Anatolia - bronze, gold, and silver. Hittite texts list offerings to deities during local festivals, which include small statuettes. In the open-air sanctuary at Yazilikaya, near Bogazkoy in central Anatolia images of the Hittite pantheon were carved in the rock walls. One with upraised wings, wearing a cap, kilt, and belt, and with arms bent as if holding a weapon. is according to an inscription the god Pirinki/ar, a deity associated with the winged divinity Ishtar.

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