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TIAMAT by mistertrece TIAMAT by mistertrece
Aerosol spray on canvas, kleenex, 4 coffee, 2 cigarette. PLEASE LISTEN TO THIS WATCHING THE IMAGE [link]


"When above the heavens had not been formed, when the earth below had no name, Tiamat brought forth them both. Tiamat, Mother of the gods, Creator of all."

SO BEGINS the earliest known account of the creation of the world. Moving from the Near East to Europe, the earliest known creation story is the pre-Hellenic Pelasgian Creation Myth, which depicts the creation of the universe by Eurynome, the Goddess of All Things. Commenting on this in his classic study of the Greek myths, Robert Graves says: "In this archaic religious system there were as yet neither gods nor priests, but only a universal goddess and her priestesses, woman being the dominant sex."

In all myth throughout the world, the original Creator is feminine. It is only with the coming of a masculine-dominated (patriarchal) social system that She is replaced by a male god. Sometimes (as in the case of Tiamat above) She is said to have been conquered or killed by the new god. Sometimes the patriarchy boldly changed the sex of the Deity without changing the name—as with Ea in Syria, Shiva in India or Atea in Polynesia. Sometimes the goddess was slowly edged out and the god edged in. W. R. Smith points out that the goddesses of the ancient Semites "changed their sex and became gods" in historical times while Atea, the supreme God of Polynesia was a Goddess as little as 500 years ago.

Often the new cult of the male god could only be made to replace the original religion of the Goddess by a very severe patriarchal régime. This was the case with the Hebrew Jehovah. Even then, the people frequently reverted to the worship of 'the Queen of Heaven', much to the chagrin of the patriarchal prophets.

Turning from the 'historical' to the 'prehistoric' period—that is to say, to that vast majority of human history for which written records no longer exist or have been re-written by patriarchal redactors—the material evidence makes it clear that the religion of the feminine Deity was predominant for thousands of years.

The concept of feminine supremacy is so alien to modern minds that many male scholars have described it in terms which imply abject subjection on the part of men. Speaking of Catal Huyuk, the oldest town at present known to archaeology, Mellaart, who was the excavator, speaks of "man's subservience to woman".

Charles Seltman says of the pre-Mycenaean Greeks "religion and custom were dominated by the female principle, and men were but the servers of women". Men, as the "weaker sex" "could be trusted to hunt, fish, gather certain foods, mind flocks and herds . . . so long as they did not transgress matriarchal law". J. J. Bachofen says that in prehistoric times "woman towers above man", and speaks of "the contrast between the dominant woman and the servile man".

It is also likely, judging from the complete absence, rather than subordinacy, of the male image that, at least in many places, the centre of civilisation was a predominantly feminine affair in which men played little part, and in which relations between women, at least among the upper echelons of society, were considered more important than their relations with men. This would be parallel with the pattern in patriarchal societies such as ancient Athens, pre-20th century academic communities, religious hierarchies and so forth.

The question is... How, why when the figure of the women turned from the mother of it all to a sexual object, housewife culture and all that bullshit?
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RucaZombie Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Vagina Power! jajaja 

Me encanta que escribas una historia detrás de cada imagen. 

Es impresionante como bien tu has escrito, la manera en que la mujer ha sido víctima de ser menospreciada ante muchas culturas y religiones. Yo estoy totalmente de acuerdo en que ambos géneros merecemos la igualdad de derechos y tratos, no somos más, ni menos.
mistertrece Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Jajaja!!! Amen a eso! ;p Leo mucho sobre culturas y pueblos antiguos, y lei que en la prehistoria, cuando el hombre tomo conciencia de su mortalidad, empezo a adorar a la mujer, que representaba la fertilidad, la vida.

Eso me llevo a pensar en como a cambiado todo, de diosas a negar voto, la ama de casa, la imagen sexual, que parece que para vender un cepillo de dientes hay que sacar a una chica en tanga....

Siempre intento mostrar un concepto, por eso pongo textos y musica, aunque dudo que el 80% de la gente lo lea ;-) Asi que gracias por hacerlo, me siento realizado! :p
RucaZombie Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Definitivamente! Para todo debe haber una mujer semidesnuda, es increíble como la mujer se ha dejado tomar como un artículo, ser explotada "sexualmente" y gustar de  que así sea. Hay muchas que solo optan para usar su físico y sexualidad para lograr alcanzar metas, metas que quizás alcancen, pero siempre serán explotadas. Y es totalmente cierto, hasta para cepillos de dientes debe haber una mujer semidesnuda. ¿Por qué no hombres? Eso es injusto.

jaja Si el artista escribe, es porque se tomó el tiempo para escribir, lo menos que espera es ser leído. ;)
mistertrece Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yo cada vez que veo un video musical con una chica moviendo el culo en primer plano y llamandose bitch, me acuerdo de todos los movimientos por el derecho a botar de la mujer etc etc y me da pena ver que eseespiritu se pierde, como tantss cosas.

Por eso solo veo peliculas de la Universal ;-)

Eres un cielo, gracias otra vez por tu apoyo
RucaZombie Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Definitivamente, Es patético que para poder triunfar en la vida, tenga que ser explotada de esa manera, hace que todas las mujeres que se sacrificaron tanto para que las mujeres tengamos nuestros derechos, se revuelquen en sus tumbas.

Me gusta ver Hollywood classic films, en especial las de Bette Davis, Gloria Swanson, Cary Grant, Rock Hudson, Rudolf Valentino, entre otros. Las de Universal Monsters son geniales, me encantan!

Gracias a ti, por hacerme pasar un buen rato! :D
mistertrece Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gusto exquisito :D Todas esas peliculas tienen magia, siempre es genial comer palomitas viendo peliculas de cuando eran PELICULAS y actores actuando :D "¿Qué fue de Baby Jane?" es una de mis favoritas de siempre!
Rosella-of-Daventry Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
"How, why when the figure of the women turned from the mother of it all to a sexual object, housewife culture and all that bullshit?" I so agree! The painting just explodes with your commentary. I really like this one. :rose:
mistertrece Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
After to read about it, i wanted to paint something, is not usual for me to write my own opinion, but this time i wanted to do it too, so is cool you like it and i´m gald to know it!
Rosella-of-Daventry Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
robot-mel Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
She is simply amazing. Totally and utterly captivating.
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