Wicked Sheela-Na-Gig

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*Sheela na gigs are figurative carvings of naked women displaying an exaggerated vulva and are said to ward off evil. They are found on churches, castles, and other buildings, particularly in Ireland and Great Britain. (Wikipedia)

 

All gather around me,

and I shall tell ye a story

of a creature with such wicked skills!

She even causes demons to tremble.

On the highest pinnacle of the Lord’s House,

she clings to the walls with sharp claws.

Chiseled from stone, her eyes pierce

like arrows into the murky heart of evil.

No devil would dare enter the church doors.

For Sheela watches and terrorizes –

the shadows skitter into dim corners.

Iniquitous critters quake at her sight

and in haste, back to Hades, they slither.

 

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Photograph by Inesemjphotography (Click here to visit and follow her blog). ❤

 

(Photo at the top of the page is from Google Images)

 

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52 comments

  1. I’d never even heard of these things until about a week ago when I read about them in Inese’s blog. I never imagined you’d managed to make a great poem out of the post, though. 🙂

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  2. Ah, a powerful figure to be revered. Fabulous jumping off point for a poem! I’m fairly certain that Sheela Na Gig would be pleased with your words. ❤

    Interesting how women and goddesses were portrayed until patriarchal rule took over, eh?

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