Priestess Emilija
Mar 20, 2017 · 6 min read

By Priestess Emilija

A casual visitor to our website might find the idea of cock worship to be odd or extreme, that we are just a glorified sex chat community or that we are people just taking a fetish too far. Some people even get involved our group because those perceived qualities about the CoC are what appeals to them, although those people usually get bored and don’t stick around very long. I’d like to devote this column to something a lot of people won’t be aware of; the very colourful and interesting history of cock worship. We are not the first group of people to see beauty and power in cock, we’re not the first to be inspired by it, and not the first to celebrate it. To some extent, it’s been celebrated since at least the beginning of recorded history. We are not a weird sex cult, we are actually carrying on a very old tradition, just with our own modern and progressive take on it. So, it’s time for a history lesson!

Even in pre-civilized ages it’s clear that the cock, and phallic symbols, were celebrated and revered. Many of the earliest cave paintings prominently feature proudly erect cocks, or are literally just drawings of enormous cocks. Many of the oldest discovered sculptures? Also cocks. One is 28,000 years old. Some of the earliest primitive cultures that historians are aware of had cock worship as an important part of their lives. The cock was almost always seen as possessing power, and having the ability to ward off evil, so ancient deities were almost always adorned with huge cocks of impossible size, which was seen as a flattering portrayal.

This recognition of cock as an important symbol continues into some of the first major civilizations. The ancient Egyptians worshiped a God called Min, the God of reproduction, who later became seen as the creator of all things, and therefore became the most important God of Egyptian mythology. He was depicted with an erect cock that he held with his left hand. At the beginning of the harvest season they would worship him by having a naked festival where they would play games, the most important of which was gathering around and climbing up a gigantic pole (not the subtlest symbolism!). The Romans had a God called Fascinus, a protector, and he was depicted as literally a flying cock, with wings. They loved to make creative sculptures, amulets, and charms of Fascinus, which they believed would ward off evil, and protect a female owner/wearer during childbirth. Romans didn’t consider cock obscene in any way, and it was celebrated strongly in their art works, architecture, and shrines.

The Greeks, like the Egyptians, also had a God of fertility, Priapus, who was unattractive in appearance but had an inhumanly large and permanently erect cock, which was the focus of his followers. A temple dedicated to him was host to large sex orgies where any social norms about sex were ignored and people could explore it any way they desired. In later years, worship of Priapus mostly devolved into being little more than depicting him in pornographic images, and he started to be seen as a joke. New, unflattering myths about him were contrived, to discredit him and his followers, and he became seen just as an icon of lust and perversion. In some rural areas though, he remained one of the most important and respected Gods. Generally, in ancient Greece, small cocks were revered much more than large ones, with Priapus being an exception to that rule. Their famous marble statues of men are usually depicted with smaller cocks, as that was seen as much more flattering, a sign of intelligence and high class, and larger cocks were eventually seen as a sign of stupidity, which could be a reason for Priapus’ fall in popularity. The Romans by the way, had these same cultural standards of cock size, something that continued all the way to the renaissance. One thing is for sure, people have always been too obsessed with size. The Romans also worshiped Priapus to some extent, and even with the fall of the empire, he still had followers right up into the middle ages. Even today, his name lives on in the St. Priapus Church, a small pagan religious community in Montreal that worships cock much like we do.

Left to right: Min, Fascinus, and Priapus

With the rise of Christianity and Islam, these outright celebrations of cock started to be stamped out, and became extremely taboo. But people continued to find ways to honour cock as they always have done. As I said above, some examples of worship to Priapus in formerly roman-occupied territory occurred until at least the 14th century! A roman practice of mounting a figure of a cock onto the walls of buildings continued into the middle ages too, which was thought to be protection against witchcraft, and this was often done on churches. In many ways, cock continued to be seen as a force for good, even though new moral standards prevented people from openly worshiping it. In more recent centuries, circumcision, something that originated millennia before but fell out of use, saw a resurgence in popularity; and the new obsession with cock was in changing and altering its natural form.

In modern times, cock worship continues. In Japan there is a large festival celebrated every year called Kanamara Matsuri, and although it has a loose historical purpose centred on an ancient myth, it’s basically just a big celebration of cock. Giant plastic cocks are paraded around, tourists and locals take selfies in front of giant cock statues, visitors perform simulated blowjobs on performers wearing strap-ons, and anything that can possibly be molded into a cock-shape is sold at stalls… Lollipops, sweets, drinking straws, candles, even lovingly crafted wooden artworks. One religion I haven’t mentioned yet is Hinduism, where they have an icon called the Lingham, which represents the cock of Shiva, one of their most important deities. Today, this icon can still be found in Shaivite Hindu temples (a sect that around 100 million Hindus belong to in the modern day), where it’s highly respected and offerings are made directly to it. The world in general is now becoming more sexually open again, we’re moving away from puritanism, and enjoying each other sexually and having multiple partners is seen as much less of taboo than it used to. Pornography is now mainstream too, opening people’s minds to new sexual adventures and letting them freely enjoy the human form. In all respects, it’s been thousands of years since people’s exposure to cock has been so frequent, and it’s never been so easy to approach and connect with it. Now almost everyone has the option to experience and enjoy its blessings if they desire to.

Kanamara Matsuri

There’s nothing fundamentally different about us and ancient peoples. We are more educated about the world, more comfortable, and have easier lives, but we have the same biology, and the same needs, thoughts and feelings. We’re certainly not past drawing cocks on walls yet, as it’s still the most stereotypical graffiti! Maybe if we can throw away the rest of our taboos, cock can once again be embraced in a major way. Many of our worshiping members at CoC have feelings of intense admiration and respect for cock. We’re in awe of them. It’s powerful, deep, and beyond reason; and I don’t believe that the number of people who feel this way are limited to current members of our church. I think in our society (and here, at the CoC) we’re past just imagining new Gods each with their own colossal manhood, we don’t need to just attach our object of devotion onto a being. No being is my God. Cock itself is. Not literally in my mind, but spiritually, in my heart.

— CoC Priestess Emilija

Emilija is a Priestess in the CoC and an active member of the CoC Group Chat

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