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Eper – Kali – Sheila Na Gig = Divine Passage of Good Luck ?

Posted in Amulet,Godess Buddha by buddhanirvana on April 24, 2010

Carved representation of a naked woman squatting with her knees apart, displaying her vulva, shown as a vesica piscis or double-pointed oval.

Sometimes the figure presented the vesica with both hands or drew it open with one.

Sheila-na-gig figures appeared all over old Irish churches before the 16th century.

Many were still in place during the 19th century, but Victorian prudery defaced or destroyed large numbers of them.

Some have been found buried near the churches they once embellished.
Sheila-na-gig figures closely resembled the yonic statues of Kali which still appear at the doorways of Hindu temples, where visitors lick a finger and touch the yoni "for luck."

Some of the older figures have deep holes worn in their yonis from much touching.
The protruding ribcage on many examples of the sheila-na-gig imitates the figures of Kali as the death-goddess, Kalika, evidently remembered in Ireland as the Caillech or "Old Woman," who was also the Creatress and gave birth to all the races of men. Celts generally protected doorways with some female-genital fetish, which is why they settled on the horseshoe, classic Omega-sign of the Kalika.

In India it stood for the feminine cosmos within which Shiva ever performed his creative sexual dance, although he was assimilated to the Kalika and given her title of Destroyer.
Derivation of the term sheila-na-gig is obscure.

It meant something like "vulva-woman."

Gig or giggie meant female genitals and may have been related to the Irish "jig," from French gigue, in pre-Christian times an orgiastic dance.

In ancient Erech a gig seems to have been a holy yoni; the sacred harlots of the temple were known as nu-gig.

Nangkwak

Posted in Godess Buddha by buddhanirvana on April 15, 2010

Nangkwak is a very well-known Thai folkloric fortune goddess. Her right hand lifts up in a posture"calling" money to come in or calling clients to come closer and buy goods.So many Thai shopowners
and street pedlars worship Nangkwak as a great fortune magnet.

An old bronze Nankwak with attractive sculptural design.
Nangkwak figures were first built by bronze casting dated back to the early of Ratanakosin period or some 180 years ago, contemporarily
with Ratanakosin bronze Buddha images. Before and after WWII there were also many magic-guru monks made Nangkwak figures from various materials such as bronze, holy-powder plaster, wood, buffalo horn and ivory tusk etc.

Nangkwak story in Thai mythology related to the Thai-version Ramayana epic. Nangkwak was the only daughter of a great saint named Pooh Chao Khao Khieu who had friendship with a demon
named Thao Unaraj or Thao Gok Kanak.
Rama met his enemy Unaraj accidentally while he was seeking his lover Sida. Rama launched his magic arrow fixed the demon at place. Unaraj’s daughter named Prachand took care of her paralyzed father
since then. People strongly hated Unaraj and vowed to revenge him for his past cruelties while his daughter Prachand was also shunned .
Pooh Chao Khao Khieu had heard that unpleasant news and sent his only daughter named "Nangkwak" to be Prachand’s friend-in-escort.
Marvelous enough, people turned back to pay benevolence to Prachand and brought a lot of eatables and valuables for the two ever since.
The appearance of Nangkwak came simultaneously with bonanzas! Thai sellers worship her as a goddess of fortune. Nangkwak figures
have popularly been made both large size for house altar, and small size for neck hanging.
NA-SHA-LI-TI is a 4-syllable mantra of Nangkwak praying for the good luck and fortune to come. It’s very effective if you pray with a concentrated mind.