This is just one of 24 prehistoric Goddess gifs created by Nina Paley that are free for all to use. You can find them here.
This figure has been called a Dancing Woman, a Nile Goddess, a Bird Goddess, and probably some other things that I’m not thinking of right now. Well, she’s certainly dancing now, thanks to artist Nina Paley.
If you know Isis Magic, you might also recognize her posture as the “Wings of Isis.” It is a posture that can be used to invoke, thank, and commune with Isis. So, I like to think of this ancient figurine as a priestess invoking her Goddess, imitating the protective and powerful wings of Isis.
Here’s a brief excerpt from Offering to Isis about this posture:
The open wings of Isis can also be related to a posture seen in images of the ancient Egyptian Bird Goddess. This…
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