The researchers suggested that the sculptures known as Sheela na gig can be a symbol of fertility or portray the wife of St. Patrick.
Earlier, archaeologists considered them talismans from the evil eye or a symbol of fornication and debauchery. Now scientists have changed their view of things and stick to the idea that the Irish Sheela na gig are associated with the ancient gods and personify fertility, the continuation of the genus, life and death.
Now Ireland is experiencing a surge in the struggle for women's rights, and increased attention to sculptures will help female representatives to strength their rights in society. An interactive map created by the Council for the Protection of the Historical Heritage of Ireland, which shows all the Sheela na gig, will help to show what an important place the woman has always occupied.
To create an interactive map, we used open geographic data. Historians and enthusiasts supplemented it, indicating where in Ireland you can find Sheela na gig figures. As their goals, the researchers indicated an increased interest in the history of their native country, as well as a deep study of the life and role of women in Ireland.