das männl. Glied; als Fruchtbarkeitssymbol schon in ältesten Kulturen bekannt (im antiken Griechenland; Schiwakult Südasiens).
ETYM Latin, a phallus, Greek.
(rregular plural: phalluses, or: phalli).
1. The emblem of the generative power in nature, carried in procession in the Bacchic orgies, or worshiped in various ways.
2. The penis, or the embryonic or primitive organ from which it may be derived.
Representation of penis, symbol of generative power, as object of worship.
Model of the male sexual organ, used as a fertility symbol in ancient Greece, Rome, Anatolia, India, and many other parts of the world. In Hinduism it is called the lingam, and is used as the chief symbolical representation of the deity Shiva.