Animator Nina Paley created two dozen sublime early goddess GIFs, including a sassy Venus of Willendorf, for free  download from her website “to use for whatever”, a tremendously generous labor-of-love. She writes:

Free Culture. No permission needed. Go crazy. I love you.

We don’t know when we’ve seen so much forthright joy.




Although Emily Hesse’s compilation video (sound off?), below, gives you a good blast, we recommend viewing ALL 24 GODDESSES AT ONCE directly on Paley’s site. Click here for a sublime vision.



We found this in a review of Joseph Campbell’s book Goddesses: Mysteries of the Feminine Divine:

One of the greatest messages that came out of Jungian psychology, including Campbell’s studies of mythology, has been the recognition that each person has the potential to fully develop both the feminine and masculine aspects of self, which reside within all of us.   — Laura K. Kerr


Yeah, let’s embrace those joyful, dancing feminine aspects in ourselves…


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2 replies on “24 Sublime Dancing Goddess Gifs Share Their Joy

  1. Perfect timing, Sally. Tomorrow, aka Ground Hogs’ Day, February 2nd, is a cross-quarter day in the earth & goddess calendars, that is, it marks the halfway point between the winter solstice & the spring equinox. Brava! (The other cross-quarter days are May Eve, August Eve, and Hallowe’en.)

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