The Neolithic Great Goddess: a Study in Modern Tradition


  • Ronald Hutton University of Bristol



Modern belief in the veneration of a single Great Goddess in the European Neolithic is often accompanied by the notion that those cultures of 'Old Europe' were woman-centred in society as well as religion. What is the long history which precedes these contemporary notions? What is the complex history of their political development? A chain runs from Classical times to Marija Gimbutas and our own day.


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How to Cite

Hutton, R. (2020). The Neolithic Great Goddess: a Study in Modern Tradition. Pomegranate, 22–35.