It's generally agreed that among the gods worshiped by PIE's, two prominent gods were a solar goddess (*suh2lio-) and a lunar god (*Meh1not-). These assignments were in opposition to the Mediterranean Basin where gender roles of the sun and moon were reversed, and different from the basque religion which apparently lacked opposing genders in favor of female celestial deities.
Proto-historical descriptions of the far north and northwest raise the possibility that this region at one time concentrated attention toward a feminine solar figure. Because of the implications of steppe-like ancestry, let's re-examine the gendered artifacts that suggest celestial dualism.
|Boar's tusk pendants as worn|
Is the down-facing position of these tusks in someway suggestive? Maybe not, but have a look at the inverted, feminine lunulae and then compare to the representation of the goddess Nut and her consort, Geb.
|via National Museum of Wales|
Solar-boat lunulae were probably worn by women due to their geographical opposition to jet-bead lunulae in Britain. At least in the far north of Europe, it might make more sense to see a goddess driving a solar-boat full of dead people than a male god like Ra. Plus, we have many respectable warriors buried with the complete "man's room" - never this golden boat.
Excluding men's basket earrings*, the later golden solar hats and cape of the EMBA appear to be associated with women based on body and head sizes. Though the phallic hats would seem rude for goddess worship, as Sulis was patroness of fertility, rude may have been the order of business.
|man things and woman things|
The metaphor of the wolf-tooth necklaces might make a little more sense when looking at wolf-teeth and bi-valve spring shell necklaces of Corded Ware women (might she be associated with springs like Bath?). Maybe a more direct understanding of these necklaces could be made with Saule from the Baltic religions. All this is just food for thought. There's a lot of contradictions that can be seen.
Marian Catholics of both genders often wear a gold cross or Marian medallion. Obviously Beakers of both genders are worshiping the same gods in ways that are similar and different.
*Until another idea takes its place, I proposed the idea that basket earrings were attached to quills. Based on the shaped of the missing Kirkhaugh half, raptor quills that men wore in their headband.
I have no idea what that means.