I wasn’t going to post until next week because I’m trying to concentrate on my manuscripts. But I just got a notification from WordPress that it’s the one year anniversary of this blog. So I thought I’d pop on here for a moment to say Happy Anniversary to me, um, Writer Site.
While I’m on here, I thought I’d make a few more points about dolls. This time it’s history, not creepiness.
- The word doll may come from the Greek word for idol: eidolon. This reminds us that one of the purposes of early dolls was in religion.
- Most ancient and modern cultures have had dolls, although they were not always children’s toys.
- Dolls have been made from every material you can imagine.
- No dolls have survived from prehistoric times, but there are museum examples from the major ancient cultures, such as Egyptian, Greek, etc.
- Any model of a human being can be viewed as a doll of sorts.
- Technically, stuffed animals are not dolls, but when I realized that Koko the Gorilla views stuffed gorillas as dolls, I saw how human-centric our thinking is.
- Dolls look as different from each other as people do from each other.
- Here’s a link to a basic history of dolls.