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Why do paintings of Adam and Eve show each person with a belly button?


I find it interesting that many religious people (I am Christian myself) believe in Adam and Eve. Yet in many historical paintings they're often painted with a belly button, the sign of a natural birth.

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2 years ago
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    David (GizSleep) 2 years ago

    That is a good question. I often think it's because Eve bit the fruit and the serpent is a representative of her desire rather than Lucifer. I've never heard about Lilith but I'll be sure to look it up!

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2 years ago
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    David (GizSleep) 2 years ago

    They were the in type. I just found it curious because God has made these people and the belly button is where the umbilical cord is attached during a natural birth so surely they shouldn't need them.

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2 years ago
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    David (GizSleep) 2 years ago

    I never thought about people having no other perception of what they might look like. However, I think it could be important to consider their appearance as surely God created them as his "ideal humans?" They were His first children, His image for us