What does one say
in the face of the unspeakable,
as Thomas Merton called it?
I know that I’m not the only one
who’s been deeply reflecting on this
in recent days and weeks, even
in the midst of the busy ‘daily work’.
So when I wondered what to
share here through Sophia’s Children,
a post from the deep archives
came into my awareness.
Here it is: Ta’Nit and ‘No Fear’.
Hundreds of statues of the Phoenician
Goddess Ta’Nit were discovered in 1973-74,
during a marine-archaeology expedition
of Phoenician shipwrecks. They date
from the 7 to 5th centuries B.C.E.
The Phoenicians were great mariners
and traders, visiting trading
cultures throughout the Mediterranean,
Europe, and even perhaps in the Americas.
They are said to have had a
bright and flourishing culture.
Two pigeons, a caduceus of healing, and a hand lifted in prayer – Sign of Tanit Votive stele from Carthage.
View original post 348 more words