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Available until December 3 2014 April 13 October 18 here! There’s a pull-down menu that lets you choose between men’s and women’s crew necks, v-necks, and unisex long sleeved shirts. Teespring worked great for the Passover Satyr shirts – I was pleased with the quality of both the screen printing and the shirt stock. This is a much easier way for me to produce shirts than trying to figure out demand in advance and paying for everything up front.


Moses Brings THE LAW


Moses returning from Mt. Sinai, about to open a can of holy whoop-ass on those goddesses.

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The Bee Goddess from The Golden Calf (Return of the Goddess) is available on Teespring shirts until September 17. All proceeds support me and the Seder-Masochism project! (You can also make a tax-deductible donation and get your name in the credits.)


The Golden Calf (Return of the Goddess)

Music: “Woman” by John Lennon (1980)
Everything else: Nina Paley
Another chapter in my feature film “Seder-Masochism.” Donate here:

Exodus 32:
1 And when the people saw that Moses delayed to come down out of the mount, the people gathered themselves together unto Aaron, and said unto him, Up, make us gods, which shall go before us; for as for this Moses, the man that brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we wot not what is become of him.
2 And Aaron said unto them, Break off the golden earrings, which are in the ears of your wives, of your sons, and of your daughters, and bring them unto me.
3 And all the people brake off the golden earrings which were in their ears, and brought them unto Aaron.
4 And he received them at their hand, and fashioned it with a graving tool, after he had made it a molten calf: and they said, These be thy gods, O Israel, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.
5 And when Aaron saw it, he built an altar before it; and Aaron made proclamation, and said, To morrow is a feast to the Lord.
6 And they rose up early on the morrow, and offered burnt offerings, and brought peace offerings; and the people sat down to eat and to drink, and rose up to play.

Some stills from the Golden Calf scene


Still working on it, but I like how it’s coming out. Based on Exodus 32. These are all things Hebrews should NOT be doing! But of course it’s the most beautiful chapter in the film.








Hathor the Golden Calf


I took some liberties in this design. “Why all the boobies?” you may ask. Once upon a time, boobies were an object of respect, not shame and ridicule. My goddesses have big, bare breasts to represent that mindset. Not that I think boobies should be worshipped; I’m not into biological fertility, and I’m not a “breast (wo)man”. Having breasts myself, I can say they’re kind of a pain in the ass (nor am I an “ass (wo)man”). But there’s so much shame around female breasts these days, I make ’em big and plentiful on deities to remind myself, and hopefully you, that the shame, discomfort, and anger they provoke is about patriarchy, not women’s bodies.

Here’s Hathor as a golden idol:


My favorite interpretation of Exodus 32 posits the Golden Calf was Hathor, a very popular Egyptian cow goddess. I’m running with that in my film. Fun!



The walk cycle is 36 frames, but this gif is 72, to allow her to walk across.

O Mighty Isis


Timed for the Golden Calf scene.

Hathor as woman with cow head


Timed for the Golden Calf scene. The song I’m using has beats approximately every 18 frames (at 24 frames per second).

Faster Wadjet


I had to re-time my Wadjet – she used to be 48 frames long, now she’s a svelte 36. Here’s an earlier version. She will appear in Exodus 32 along with all the other goddesses, accompanying the Golden Calf, who is Hathor.


Ass Astarte2gif

Astarte and her equine friends, based on plaques like this:


Canaanite Goddess


Canaan Goddess riding

Based on this famous 13th Century BCE plaque found in Israel:

Coll IAA, Photo (c) IMJ, By Yoram Lehmann

Coll IAA,
Photo (c) IMJ, By Yoram Lehmann

Exodus 16-19: A Stiff-Necked People

Music: “Reach Out I’ll Be There” by the Four Tops
Animation, design, direction, everything else: Nina Paley

Exodus 16: 1 And they took their journey from Elim, and all the congregation of the children of Israel came unto the wilderness of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second month after their departing out of the land of Egypt.

Exhausted Hebrews wander the desert, led by MOses, Aharon, and a Pillar of Fire

Exhausted Hebrews wander the desert, led by MOses, Aharon, and a Pillar of Fire

2 And the whole congregation of the children of Israel murmured against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness:

Hebrews murmur against Moses

Hebrews murmur against Moses

3 And the children of Israel said unto them, Would to God we had died by the hand of the Lord in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the flesh pots, and when we did eat bread to the full; for ye have brought us forth into this wilderness, to kill this whole assembly with hunger.

Ungrateful Hebrews miss "food"

Ungrateful Hebrews miss “food”

4 Then said the Lord unto Moses, Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you; and the people shall go out and gather a certain rate every day, that I may prove them, whether they will walk in my law, or no.

Manna from Heaven

Manna from Heaven

Exodus 17: And all the congregation of the children of Israel journeyed from the wilderness of Sin, after their journeys, according to the commandment of the Lord, and pitched in Rephidim: and there was no water for the people to drink.

Thirsty Hebrews charged on by increasingly frustrated Moses

Thirsty Hebrews charged on by increasingly frustrated Moses

2 Wherefore the people did chide with Moses, and said, Give us water that we may drink. And Moses said unto them, Why chide ye with me? wherefore do ye tempt the Lord?

3 And the people thirsted there for water; and the people murmured against Moses, and said, Wherefore is this that thou hast brought us up out of Egypt, to kill us and our children and our cattle with thirst?

Ungrateful Hebrews miss "water" and goddesses.

Ungrateful Hebrews miss “water” (and goddesses).

4 And Moses cried unto the Lord, saying, What shall I do unto this people? they be almost ready to stone me.

5 And the Lord said unto Moses, Go on before the people, and take with thee of the elders of Israel; and thy rod, wherewith thou smotest the river, take in thine hand, and go.

6 Behold, I will stand before thee there upon the rock in Horeb; and thou shalt smite the rock, and there shall come water out of it, that the people may drink. And Moses did so in the sight of the elders of Israel.


Water from a rock


Moses smashes idols (in this case Canaanite Asherah figures)

Moses smashes idols (in this case Canaanite Asherah figures)

Exodus 19:20 And the Lord came down upon mount Sinai, on the top of the mount: and the Lord called Moses up to the top of the mount; and Moses went up.:

Moses prepares to ascend Mt. Sinai, setting the stage for the "Golden Calf" episode to follow.

Moses prepares to ascend Mt. Sinai, setting the stage for the “Golden Calf” episode to follow.

The Golden Calf: Melting


Hebrews tossing ass-loads (literally carried out of Egypt on the backs of asses) of treasure into a crucible, to cast into the Golden Calf.



My Asherah is loosely based on these:


Because mine rotates, the design is super simple with hardly any detail. Here’s another version that looks slightly less like the real Ashera figures, but is a cleaner design (due to longer hair):