Na Gigs are ancient stone carvings of female figures characterized by their
dramatic defiance of Western notions of femininity. Identified by hagiocentric
features and gestures emphasizing the pudendum, Sheela Na Gigs are considered
religious icons and are most often found on medieval church property. However,
the truth of their origin and purpose falls within the limits of the gynecentric
unknown, the mystery of which is explored by this website in Herstory.
are recordings of over a hundred Sheela Na Gigs in Ireland and close to
forty in Britain. This website provides maps of these locations. Also, there
are exclusive photographs of six Sheelas (in situ) from personal travels
that show the distinct nature of these stone carvings. Resources for futher
reference are listed on the Resources page.