19 Makna Dan Fungsi Simbol Seks Dalam Ritus Kesuburan Masa Majapahit

M. Dwi Cahyono

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The Meaning and Functions of Sex Symbol of the Fertility Rite in Majapahit Era.
Sex symbol across space and time. Grow and sustained in different parts of the world. No exception in many parts of the archipelago since prehistoric times, Hindu-Buddhist, and early development of Islam, even today the tradition still continues in many places. As a sign of culture, whether iconic or symbolic form, it has a meaning associated with fertility, the fertility of humans, animals, or plants. As symbols/icons that represent the meaning of fertility, either in the form of statues, reliefs or textual expression, the presence in the socio-cultural past of Java meant to sustain the function of fertilizer.
Therefore, it is positioned as something important, especially for farmers. Interests that underlie why the phallus, vulva, breasts, and sexual intercourse in the context of a particular religious objects and believed actions to be sacred, revered or done in a ritual, the rites of fertility.

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Nusantara, fertility, fertility rites, sex symbol

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.24832/amt.v30i1.397
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