Friday, December 24, 2010

Phallus Worship And Ancient Religious Sex Customs


Phallocracy literally means “The power of the Phallus” it is the religious and cultural system symbolized the male reproductive organ in permanent erection. Literally this symbolized the dominance of men over women in the historic times. In the historic times the worship of male organ is in conjunction with worship of the female counterpart. The cultures that respect sexuality normally dominated by men and hence their rituals present phallus as icon. In terms of sex Phallocracy disregard of sexual satisfaction of females. This is simply mean worship of generative powers. 




The prehistoric people celebrated great festivals not only in their honor but also as a license for their gaiety. In the festivals they carried the image of phallus openly. A giant phallus was carried in parade   and the stunt followers sung obscene songs very loudly in open throat. At the end of the procession the head priest garland the head of the phallus. The festival mood extends till the night and the people indulged without a feel embarrassed in the most infamous vices. . Most of the phallic festivals were celebrated during the harvest seasons. In Rome the great festival of Venus was celebrated in April, and a giant phallus was taken in car procession. The procession was led by the ladies to the temple of Venus. At the temple the sexual parts of the goddess were presented to them.



          The same practice was followed by the Teutonic peoples also. They celebrated the festivals during the summer months. All these festivals accompanied with the phallic worship, which is similar to that of the Roman festivals. In France in and around La Rochelle, small phallus shaped small cakes are made as offerings at Easter. (Readers please remember the Easter festival was seized and modified from the juvenile festival of ancient times). 

           In the town of Saintes, the Palm Sunday was called in the name fete des pinnes (pinne is a popular vulgar word). The children carry phallus shaped bread and palm branches. At the end of the procession the priest blessed  the cakes and the women preserved them as an amulet for the consecutive year. Similarly at St. Jean-de’Angely, same practice was followed but the cake name was fateux.  It is common in The Romans customs to make cakes in the form of male and female genital parts. 

                Even in India people worship combination of male and female genital organs as Lingam still today.