Travel Theme: Symbol from Sardinia

Sardinia has a beautiful overabundance of symbols dotted throughout the island. There remains very little written data on the history of symbolism in Sardinia; I couldn’t find any information on this symbol, anywhere on the internet!

So, I sent the photo to a trusted friend and this is what he said “The stele was found at the foot of the pyramid or ziggurat – “Monte d’Accoddi,” the north side, in 1979. There is only an interpretation that it could be a female deity but nothing certain as to its purpose. The original is in the museum at Sassari.”

She remains a mystery, this beautiful and interesting deity.

Jennifer Avventura My Sardinian Life (8)

A special thanks to Tharros.info for the trusted explanation of this symbol. :)

Jennifer Avventura

Front and back of the “deity.” This was on a poster at Monte d’Accoddi where the stele was found.

I wish there was more concrete evidence of the life the islanders lived eons ago. I wish I could step back in time and witness Sardinia’s future in the making. I wish to run with wild horses over the range of Gennargentu.

This is my response to the Weekly Travel Theme: Symbol.

About Jennifer Avventura

Canadian Freelance writer living in Sardinia, Italy. A serial expat who lived in Australia, England and Cayman Islands. She eats Nutella with a spoon and hides under the bed during lightning storms. When she's not out running 6k you will find her sitting at the computer - writing her novel and searching for worldwide waitress work.
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15 Responses to Travel Theme: Symbol from Sardinia

  1. Alberto Mario DeLogu says:

    It is the depiction of a Canadian deity covering her ears with woolen earpads in the biting Sardinian winter

  2. These symbols are truly fascinating…there are many in the museum in Laconi…but i especially enjoyed seeing the menhirs in Goni in their original positions.

  3. M. R. says:

    Particularly marvellous on account of its being rooted so deep in local history, Jennifer.
    Complimenti bella!

  4. Anna says:

    I second you on the ‘running with wild horses’ bit :)

  5. A fascinating symbol, Jennifer. :)

  6. Rosemarie Kleinberg says:

    Very interesting and fascinating! I would like to read up on that a bit! Now you have gotten us all even more interested! Great finding always! You and your husband Have a wonderful Blessed Christmas and New Year! Can’t wait what you have in store for all of us in 2014!
    Love & Hugs,
    Rosemarie
    The Sard/American

  7. Very interesting -it looks like she is getting a hug.

  8. barbedwords says:

    I like it that she remains a mystery lady!

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