Uganda Today THE UTROBA CAVE IN BULGARIA
THE GODDESS’ VAGINA
This enigmatic cave is a Thracian sanctuary carved around the 9th or 10th century BC. C., represents the vagina of the Goddess. There are other caves of this shape in Bulgaria, but none are quite as spectacular. At 22 meters deep there is an altar, possibly representing the cervix or the uterus of the goddess.
At noon, light enters the cave from an opening in the ceiling, projecting the image of a phallus onto the ground. When the sun is at a right angle, in February or March, the phallus extends all the way to the altar (or cervix), symbolically fertilizing the goddess’s uterus before spring sowing.