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SHEELA-NA-GIG

A picture showing the legend of SHEELA-NA-GIG taken from our Celtic mythology archives. Illustration by Chas Saunders. Read the story below or search the index for more Celtic Gods, Celtic Goddesses, heroes, demons and monsters!

Primitive Goddess of Fertility in the British Isles.

She's lewd, rude, nude and very crude, displaying her most intimate parts to scare away death. She's highly respected — and something of a feminist icon due to her empowering delight in exhibiting her body without shame.

Funny how things turn out. You may even find a representation of her on the outside of a British church, showing her wares to passers-by. Brass rubbings are strictly forbidden.

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Article last updated on 16 August 2009
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.

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ABOUT SHEELA-NA-GIG : FACTS AND FIGURES
Name : SHEELA-NA-GIG
Location : Western Europe
Gender : Female
Type : Deity
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : GOOD, quite approachable
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 508

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