The 'Mother Goddess' 

Tarxien Statue

This statue was originally more than a metre high is the largest of hundreds of art objects representing the human form used in the Temple's cult. Other smaller statues, some of which intended as votive offerings, have also been found. Relief sculptures were also used and have been noted to exist carved at the temples of Hagar Qim (see picture below) and Tas-Silg.

Although in the past this and other similar statues have been classified as ‘mother goddesses’,  this attribution has been questioned due to a lack of essential differentiating sexual characteristics present in most of the statues.

 Relief Carving at Hagar Qim

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