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Goddesses Who Rule
Goddesses Who Rule
 
Our Price: $20.00
Year: 2000
Pages: 259
Binding Paperback
ISBN 195121317

Product Code: 756757193

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Elisabeth Benard (ed); Beverly Moon (ed). Focuses on the relationship between goddesses & sovereignty in a variety of cultural settings. Looks at sacred & divine queens as well as goddesses who exhibit a special relationship with an earthly ruler. Such goddesses are found in numerous cultures, & this vol. goes beyond the narrow vision of the past to discover the rich diversity of goddess traditions. Examines 14 divinities, incl. the ancient Mesopotamian star goddess, Inanna; Mazu, a goddess still worshipped in southern China; Oshun of Nigeria; Cihuacoatl of pre-historic America; & Christianity’s Mary, Queen of Heaven. Provides the historical & religious contexts of each goddess & explores her royal iconography & related myths. Illus.

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