Earth Mother as Venus of Brassempouy

Venus of Brassempouy
Venus of Brassempouy. US Public Domain. Image loaded into the creative commons at wikimedia by Elapied.

The Venus of Brassempouy was found in a cave at Brassempouy, France. She is said to be 25,000 years old, an ancient image of the Goddess.

In Archetypes of the Collective Unconscious, Carl Jung says that the “Earth Mother” resembles the neolithic ideal of the Venus of Brassempouy.


  1. The Archetypes and The Collective Unconscious (Collected Works of C.G. Jung Vol.9 Part 1)