CARD Size: A5
The bull/cow was a predominant symbol of significant value for both the Pre-Nuragic
culture and the Nuragic civilisation. A bull’s head is often carved into the stone (a
protome) in Domus de Janas ( Fairy Houses ) and Tombe dei Giganti ( Giant’s Graves
). It persisted as a symbol until it became the totem animal of the Nuragic people’s ships.
The Lithuanian scholar and archaeologist Marija Gimbutas completed a notewor-
thy study about this symbol and the Meditteranean Goddess. In her book, “The
Language of the Goddess”, she demonstrates that the anatomy of the uterus corre-
sponds precisely to the shape of the decorative carvings (bucranium). She connects
the meaning of this symbol to birth and, consequently, the Goddess.