Who or What is the Goddess of Death?

Throughout time and history, there has been an assortment of items that have held a certain mystique to them. It is not uncommon for objects throughout the centuries to have a haunted tale attached to them or to possess a connected curse. Those who strongly believe in the influence of curses, feel that a sole object can carry along with it the power to inflict death upon its owners. This is the case regarding the Women from Lemb statue, which has earned a disturbing nickname.


The Women from Lemb statue is an object that is feared by many, so much that it has been called the Goddess of Death. Discovered in 1878, in the city of Lemb, Cyprus, this piece of history is said to come from 3500 B.C. Reliable researchers have surmised that the statue (which is fashioned from pure limestone) represents a goddess that was regarded during this time period.


The tale of the feared statue begins with the first owner, who was named Lord Elphont. Although the Elphont family felt very fortunate to have this prized object in their possession, they all met unfortunate endings in life. All seven members of the Elphont family lost their lives within a time period of six short years. Many believe that it is their contact with the Goddess of Death that brought about their final days.


The Goddess of Death then traded hands when it became the possession of Ivor Manucci, whose family suffered a similar fate. All of his family members passed away within four years of keeping the statue at their residence. You would think after the past events attached to owning this statue that it would find a nice, safe place at a museum, but Lord Thompson-Noel became of the next owner of the Goddess of Death. It took a little more than four years for his family to succumb to the supposed power connected to the statue.

Next to test the command of the stature was Sir Alan Biverbrook, who purchased the Goddess of Death. It was only a matter of time before his wife and their two daughters died shortly after. Sir Alan Biverbrook himself also suffered the same fate. Curiously, two of his sons survived and everyone warned them of how the Goddess of Death is thought to bring death and destruction to anyone who attempts to own her. While others in the past shrugged off such notions, they decided to consider the circumstances of their current position in life.


Since they had just lost four members of their immediate family, they agreed to donate the statue to the Royal Scottish Museum, which can be found in Edinburgh. Shortly after the Goddess of Death was placed on display, the head of the particular section where she resided suddenly became sick and passed away. Despite this event, historians and museum curators alike still reject the legend that the Goddess of Death and her power.


Today, the Goddess of Death is secured within a case made of glass. She has since felt the touch of human hands and maybe this is why no other deaths have been associated with this awesome work of art.