The image of the Great Mother can be found in every culture around the world. She embodies the Great Goddess. As the ancient Creator on earth, she nourishes, heals and preserves all life.
The symbol of the spiral shows her cyclic existence whereas the round vessel symbolizes her dedication to giving and guarding.
Within the Maltese Temples the spiral reoccurs in many different variations. One can find big vessels made of clay positioned at central spots. Other vessels used for offerings can be found at the entrances of many temples.
Another main symbol is the snake which embodies the wisdom and power of transformation and healing. The cosmic wisdom of the goddess can be experienced by the knowledge of Isis-Sophia.