A phallus is a penis (especially when erect), an object that resembles a penis, or a mimetic Evidence of phallic worship in India dates back to prehistoric times. Stone lingams have been found in several Indus Civilization sites, varying in size from 3 feet in . W. W. Norton and Co, New York (). page 66f, page
A Greek myth explains the background to phallus worship: Steinfallos i hvit marmor funnet ved Kvernes stavkirke på Averøy i Møre of the phallic stones are found at churches and ancient church sites. . See Contact page.