Figurine Neolithic settlement near Tyrnavos circa 6000 BCE: face resembles that of a bird, hands are supporting her protruding breasts, while her neck, impressively long, is reminiscent of the penis. Birds were sacred to her; they even drew her chariot. Her son, Eros, is always portrayed winged. Moreover, in antiquity birds were often seen as phallic symbols. Modern Greek word pouli (bird) is also used as a euphemism for the male genital.