myancientworld:

This Roman object was known as a tintinnabulum, which hung in the open courtyard of a house. The phallus was already known to ward off evil, and the chiming of the bells from the wind would also keep evil away too- so the double function of the phallus and bells working together were thought to be very powerful.
In this particular object, the phallus has been given the animal body parts of a bird, by the inclusion of wings, a tail, a phallus, and legs. ‘Humanaising’, or giving animal-parts to a phallus, was very common.
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myancientworld:

This Roman object was known as a tintinnabulum, which hung in the open courtyard of a house. The phallus was already known to ward off evil, and the chiming of the bells from the wind would also keep evil away too- so the double function of the phallus and bells working together were thought to be very powerful.

In this particular object, the phallus has been given the animal body parts of a bird, by the inclusion of wings, a tail, a phallus, and legs. ‘Humanaising’, or giving animal-parts to a phallus, was very common.

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    OH man, I know who I gotta find one of these for if they’re still made as replicas.
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