Pre-Hispanic art depicting scenes related to maternity are prevalent. Women held an honorable place in their societies. Not only were they mothers, they occupied important positions such as priestesses, as well. Fertility, birth and nurturing life are qualities intrinsically associated with that, which is feminine. Thus, women and Earth are respected and revered, as their role is crucial for the survival of the species. Women seemed to have played a particularly important role in the Zenú culture. However, female representations are found in other cultures too.