Located in the Love Valley near Cappadocia, Turkey, a truly bizarre collection of vertically prepared phallic rocks is known locally as the 'Cock Rocks'. Some of these magnificent specimens are 130 feet (40 metres) high and were created by volcanic eruptions approximately 9 million years ago. Erosion from the wind and water have left only the harder elements behind which have formed an unusual landscape often described as cones, pillars, pinnacles, mushrooms, fairy chimneys and penises, depending on how one sees them.
In ancient Greece, phallic artefacts including amulets, votives, figurines, lamps, ornaments and pottery, were often placed outside houses, in doorways, walls, boundaries, graves. The phallic bird symbol was used in Ancient Greek fertility rituals where participants carried poles with winged members atop. The unveiling of the winged phallus constituted an important rite of Dionysiac celebrations. This cheery example was recovered from Dionysus Temple, Delos Island, Greece, and dated to around 300 B.C.