X for Xoanan

Xoanan is a cult wooden image from the Ancient Greece.  I heard a mention about this word in one of the Doctor Who episodes. [I dont really watch it but a video of it caught my eye]

Xoanon in Greek meant “scraped” or “carved thing” and was a unique word travelers and historians rarely used in relation to statues. it was believed that the tree from which this was made is not a cult object, but rather it was a shrine for the divinity that housed within it. A xoanon was a statue of either gender in any size standing or sitting, traditionally nude though with a few exceptions.

Read more about them here.

Source: Google
Source: Google

Did you hear about a cult worship?

This post is a past of A-Z Blogging challenge.




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