Phallic Worship

Phallic Worship by Alméry Lobel-RicheThe term “phallic worship” or “phallicism” denotes religious veneration of the phallus, or erect penis. Nowadays, of course, “cock worship” is most prevalent among females and gay men, but in the past the practice was much more widespread, with the phallus representing the divine creative principle. Phallicism may involve worship of a phallic icon, as seen in this early 20th century illustration by Alméry Lobel-Riche, or it may be personified in the form of a God such as Priapus.

One of the first historians to appreciate the full extent of Phallicism was an Englishman named Hargrave Jennings, who produced numerous works on the subject in the last decades of the 19th century – either under his own name, or the pseudonym of “Sha Rocco”, or anonymously. In books like The Masculine Cross and Ancient Sex Worship (1874), Phallicism Celestial and Terrestrial (1884) and Phallic Miscellanies (1891) he showed that worship of the “male generative organ” is common to virtually all cultures of Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas. Furthermore, the practice is not confined to supposedly primitive cultures – Christianity recognizes a number of Phallic saints, such as St Ters, St Guerlichon and St Foutin, who were benevolent symbols of fertility and objects of pious reverence amongst women in particular.

5 Responses to “Phallic Worship”

  1. “Cock worship” is instinctive among humans. Anyone who claims that he or she has no tendencies in this direction is a liar. There is no sight more beautiful than an erect penis.

  2. I agree with Ross compleatly. The sight of an erect penis evokes awe and my natural instinct is to bow at the knee and worship, not just the act of oral sex, but recognize the source of life and pleasure. I recognize Penis as my God. Hail Penis!

  3. Not just the phallus as a generative organ, but in many of those cultures where phallic worship was a regular occurrence, it was more as a ward against the evil eye and a good luck charm. In Rome, as an example, the disembodied phallus represented Fascinus, a “phallic” god, not only on or as pendants, to be worn, but in graffiti, figurines, vase art, etc. Nice post.

  4. Mike or Miguel, si, habl Says:

    I also agree with Ross above. Cock worship plis instinctive among all humans–and naturally.. St. Foutin. Revered by the Catholic Church, is often renowned as from whose name came the French word “foutre” (to fuck).
    For more information on any aspect of Lthe subject, I refer you to the websitebl,”Priapus eew

  5. Mike or Miguel, si, habl Says:

    I am Mike/Miguel above, and who does speak Spanish, French and Portuguese. I wanted to refer you FYI to the website “Priapus Worship,” and then “Temple of Priapus”.
    I also invite you to chat with me at my email address –Mike

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