About 10,000 years ago, the advent of animal husbandry and agriculture caused all our feminine attributes to rise to the fore. Just about every agricultural society of that time worshipped some manifestation of the Earth goddess. She was an all-powerful deity who replaced the numinous spirit world of hunter-gathers. She was responsible for bringing the Earth back to life in the spring after winter's decay. But then, for unknown reasons, even though the cultures all remained agricultural, the goddess began losing power. Next thing, she was gone.