Oh ... Oh Sheela!
March 30, 2003 1:45 PM Subscribe
Sheela Na Gigs
are stone grotesques found decorating old churches in Europe. They are characterized by "[a] huge head, staring eyes and hands reaching down between [her] wide open legs to spread [her] swollen and oversized womanhood." While the posture implies prostitution, the Sheelas
are said to be representations of the Great Mother
, and they are said to keep evil
away. There are even some male Sheelas, like this one at Lower Swell