posts like that moon goddess virgin bullshit make me so fucking annoyed but also so sad at the same time, bc they’re so clearly people searching desperately for some group, any group,no matter how blatantly unlikely it is, that wasn’t totally shit to women. so you end up with people being like ‘but in GREEK civilisation’ or ‘but in PERSIA’ or ‘but in the CELTIC TRIBES’ and its like no. none of these groups respected women. none of these groups treated women, as a group, well. the number of civilisations that respected women - and i do mean ‘respected ALL women’, not ‘respected mothers’ or ‘respected virgins’ or ‘were afraid of their fathers’ or ‘respected able-bodied women who could fight like men’ or ‘respected these three mythological female figures and didn’t give a shit about real people’ or whatever - is vanishingly small, and you can’t explain that away by pointing to some magical noble savage moon goddess bullshit that some hippy made up in 1973 and act like that makes it all okay
The whole triple-moon-goddess nonsense was made up by Robert Graves, who wrote a stunningly badly researched book of Greek myths (and then poetry) which was lapped up by people. There have been societies with Great Goddesses, who were seen as mother figures, but they were an abstraction of the fertility of the entire world. Matrilineal succession may have existed because it was a more logical way of tracking descent of a family — a woman giving birth knows that a child came out of them — but the instances of polyandry were for the purpose of having stronger children to carry on the line if a man was unable to. The ruling female of a demesne may have been considered the high priestess of their religion but that did not mean they were in charge of anything. They would have been a figurehead, existing for special occasions and in particular confines, rather than being a supreme ruler, and in societies where there was constant warfare, they would have had even less. Girls were still married off at a young age (~12 - 14 in Ancient Rome).
As for the notion of ‘virgin’ as contained in that post, SOMEONE HAS NOTE DONE THEIR LATIN PROPERLY. Vir is a noun meaning male; virilis is an adjective meaning manly; virgin comes from virga, which itself has a general meaning of ‘young branch’. Just because the words look alike does not mean they have the same etymological descent.
The idea of prehistoric matriarchal societies has been around for a long time (and there’s a biiiig difference between matriarchal, matrilineal, and matrifocal); it exists primarily as a way for men to go ‘hurr hurr glad we got out of that isn’t our patriarchy so great and balanced and organised?’ and be glad that we’ve moved on from a past, primitive state. Prehistorical matriarchal societies were conceived to be insulting, that they were something that we had moved past, and such societies (hey look at Ancient Greek attitudes to the myth of Amazonian women) were seen as barbaric and something to be glad about being history rather than the present.
You can’t reclaim something if there is nothing there in the first place.