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The Goddess Book

By Nancy Blair
  • ISBN Code: : 1612834604
  • Publisher : Hampton Roads Publishing
  • Pages : 240
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
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An illustrated seasonal celebration of goddesses "The Goddess Book is a joyful celebration of perennial goddess wisdom that nourishes, expands, and inspires.” —HeatherAsh Amara, author of Warrior Goddess Training This is a book of mediations that celebrate the divine feminine. It is an exploration of representations of the goddess throughout history. Here are heroines, queens, witches, healers, proud princesses, courageous daughters, and cranky crones. Organized by the four seasons, author Nancy Blair groups these goddesses according to the seasons in which their energies are most potent. These meditations and affirmations challenge readers to: Awaken the divine feminine Join the seasonal circle of goddesses Create meaningful, simple, heart-nourishing rituals Let the goddess inform daily life Create the life you want Here is a book of earth-based spirituality, informed by perennial goddess wisdom. The words and the stunning art of artist Thaila Took create a sacred space that will nourish women around the world. From Aphrodite, Brigit, Hekate, and Lilith to Baba Yaga, Kuan Yin, Oshun, and Sekmet this is a treasury to let the goddesses empower and inspire you. "Every woman needs this book on her bedside table. An active and animated must-read.”—Emma Mildon, bestselling author of The Soul Searcher’s Handbook and Evolution of Goddess

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A Handbook of Gods and Goddesses of the Ancient Near East

By Douglas R. Frayne,Johanna H. Stuckey
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  • Publisher : Penn State Press
  • Book Code : 1646021290
  • Total of Pages : 448
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 383
  • Pdf File: a-handbook-of-gods-and-goddesses-of-the-ancient-near-east.pdf

Book Short Summary:

From the tragic young Adonis to Zašhapuna, first among goddesses, this handbook provides the most complete information available on deities from the cultures and religions of the ancient Near East, including Anatolia, Syria, Israel, Sumer, Babylonia, Assyria, and Elam. The result of nearly fifteen years of research, this handbook is more expansive and covers a wider range of sources and civilizations than any previous reference works on the topic. Arranged alphabetically, the entries range from multiple pages of information to a single line—sometimes all that we know about a given deity. Where possible, each record discusses the deity’s symbolism and imagery, connecting it to the myths, rituals, and festivals described in ancient sources. Many of the entries are accompanied by illustrations that aid in understanding the iconography, and they all include references to texts in which the god or goddess is mentioned. Appropriate for both trained scholars and nonacademic readers, this book collects centuries of Near Eastern mythology into one volume. It will be an especially valuable resource for anyone interested in Assyriology, ancient religion, and the ancient Near East.

Goddesses' Mirror, The

By David Kinsley
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  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Book Code : 1438409133
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 913
  • Pdf File: goddesses-mirror-the.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In this book, you can see how the divine has been perceived in feminine form. Here are ten of the best known goddesses from a variety of cultures -- East and West, past and present. A wide range is presented, from the fierce Durga, to the gentle, but firm, Sita; from the erotic goddeses Inanna and Aphrodite, to the chaste figures of Mary and Athena; from goddesses closely associated with material wealth such as Laksmi, to ethereal goddesses such as Kuan-yin. Each goddess is treated separately in considerable detail to provide a distinct and clear portrait of her special "personality" and meaning within her own cultural context. At the same time, each chapter has a similar structure and style to enhance comparisons among the goddesses. An attempt is made in each case to draw upon both elite and popular sources of information. The Introduction and Conclusion consider important central questions closely connected with goddess scholarship, for example, the possibility of a prepatriarchal culture in which goddess worship was central, the difficulty of recovering female religious experience in goddess traditions that exist in male-dominated cultures, and the extent to which an overarching goddess theology can be implied in the goddess traditions that remain known to us.

Great Goddesses

By Nikita Gill
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 0593085655
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Poetry
  • Members : 759
  • Pdf File: great-goddesses.pdf

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Bestselling poet, writer, and Instagram sensation Nikita Gill returns with a collection of poetry and prose retelling the legends of the Goddesses, both great and small, in their own words. With lyrical prose and striking verse, beloved poet Nikita Gill (Fierce Fairytales, Wild Embers) uses the history of Ancient Greece and beyond to explore and share the stories of the mothers, warriors, creators, survivors, and destroyers who shook the world. In pieces that burn with empathy and admiration for these women, Gill unearths the power and glory of the very foundations of mythology and culture that have been too-often ignored or pushed aside. Complete with beautiful hand-drawn illustrations, Gill's poetry and stories weave old and forgotten tales of might and love into an empowering collection for the modern woman.

Legendary Ladies

By Ann Shen
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  • Publisher : Chronicle Books
  • Book Code : 1452163480
  • Total of Pages : 128
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 246
  • Pdf File: legendary-ladies.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Goddesses — Mythology — Inspiration Readers who have enjoyed Warrior Goddess Training or Women Who Run with the Wolves will love Ann Shen’s Legendary Ladies Goddesses from mythology: Goddesses from our past are celebrated in this lushly illustrated book by Ann Shen, the author and artist who created Bad Girls Throughout History. Ann is an illustrator, letterer, and author based in Los Angeles who has created artwork for a number of publications, campaigns, products, and galleries. Explore the feminine divine and feel empowered: Legendary goddesses and powerful deities are celebrated in gorgeous artwork and enlightening essays. Lushly illustrated goddesses that you will love include: Aphrodite, the Greek goddess whose love overcame mortality Mazu, the Chinese deity who safely guides travelers home Lakshmi, the Hindu provider of fortune and prosperity Unique alternative to Goddess cards or other gift items: Ann Shen's signature watercolors make Legendary Ladies a unique, gift-worthy homage to the mighty women within.

Greek Mythology: The Gods, Goddesses, and Heroes Handbook

By Liv Albert
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1507215509
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 472
  • Pdf File: greek-mythology.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Finally sort out who’s who in Greek mythology—from gods, goddesses, heroes, monsters, and everyone in between! Greek mythology continues to appear in popular movies and books today but have you ever wondered about where these characters started out? Discover the origins of your favorite characters from Greek mythology with this collection of profiles to tell you who’s who in classical lore! In Greek Mythology, you will discover the backstories of the heroes, villains, gods, and goddesses that enjoy popularity in today’s shows and films. With comprehensive entries that outline each character’s name, roles, related symbols, and foundational myths, you can get to know the roots of these personas and better understand the stories they inspire today. With this character-focused, handy reference, you will never be confused about Ancient Greece!

Greek Women are Goddesses

By Katerina Tsemperlidou
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  • Publisher : AKAKIA Publications
  • Book Code : 1912935031
  • Total of Pages : 418
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 251
  • Pdf File: greek-women-are-goddesses.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A contemporary love story that highlights the similarities between the ancient Greek goddesses of mythology and Greek women of today. Greg is a Greek American journalist who comes to Greece to create a documentary for Greek women. Athena is a young lawyer who has written a thesis “Greek women are goddesses”. She undertakes the task to bring Gregg to contact with women willing to participate in his documentary. Athena is beautiful, dynamic, a modern-day goddess who holds a secret. The more Greg knows her the more he likes her until he falls in love with her. But there is a fiancée back in NYC... Through Athena’s thesis we come to know that Greek women have many similarities with the 6 Olympus Goddesses.

A Dictionary of Gods and Goddesses, Devils and Demons

By Manfred Lurker
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1136106200
  • Total of Pages : 464
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 120
  • Pdf File: a-dictionary-of-gods-and-goddesses-devils-and-demons.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Containing around 1,800 entries this Dictionary covers, in one volume, all the important deities and demons from around the world. The gods of ancient mythology appear alongside the gods of contemporary religion, and `lesser' mythologies and religions are also fully covered. The author provides an extensive network of cross-references, allowing the reader to draw cross-cultural comparisons. The Dictionary will be an invaluable source of information for anyone interested in comparative religion or the diversity of religious views throughout the world.

Hindu Goddesses

By David Kinsley
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  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Book Code : 052090883X
  • Total of Pages : 281
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 313
  • Pdf File: hindu-goddesses.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Goddess worship has long been a significant aspect of Hinduism. In this book David Kinsley, author of The Sword and the Flute—Kali & Krsna: Dark Visions of the Terrible and the Sublime in Hindu Mythology, sorts out the rich yet often chaotic history of Hindu goddess worship.

Five Egyptian Goddesses

By Susan Tower Hollis
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1780935951
  • Total of Pages : 232
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 490
  • Pdf File: five-egyptian-goddesses.pdf

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This volume explores the earliest appearances and functions of the five major Egyptian goddesses Neith, Hathor, Nut, Isis and Nephthys. Although their importance endured throughout more than three millennia of ancient Egyptian history, their origins, earliest roles, and relationships in religion, myth, and cult have never before been studied together in detail. Showcasing the latest research with carefully chosen illustrations and a full bibliography, Susan Tower Hollis suggests that the origins of the goddesses derived primarily from their functions, as, shown by their first appearances in the text and art of the Protodynastic, Early Dynastic, and Old Kingdom periods of the late fourth and third millennia BCE. The roles of the goddess Bat are also explored where she is viewed both as an independent figure and in her specific connections to Hathor, including the background to their shared bovine iconography. Hollis provides evidence of the goddesses' close ties with royalty and, in the case of Neith, her special connections to early queens. Vital reading for all scholars of Egyptian religion and other ancient religions and mythology, this volume brings to light the earliest origins of these goddesses who would go on to play major parts in later narratives, myths, and mortuary cult.

Dogs and Goddesses

By Jennifer Crusie,Anne Stuart
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  • Publisher : St. Martin's Paperbacks
  • Book Code : 1429991267
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 427
  • Pdf File: dogs-and-goddesses.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Abby has just arrived in Summerville, Ohio, with her placid Newfoundland, Bowser. She's reluctantly inherited her grandmother's coffee shop, but it's not long before she's brewing up trouble in the form of magical baked goods and steaming up her life with an exasperating college professor. And then there's Daisy, a web code writer, and her hyperactive Jack Russell, Bailey. Her tightly-wound world spins out of control when she discovers the chaos within and meets a mysterious dog trainer whose teaching style is definitely hands-on. Finally there's Shar, professor of ancient history at Summerville College, who wakes up one morning to find her neurotic dachshund, Wolfie, snarling at an implacable god sitting at her kitchen table, the first thing in her life she hasn't been able to footnote. What on earth is going on in this unearthly little town? It's up to Abby, Daisy, and Shar to find out before an ancient goddess takes over Southern Ohio, and they all end up in the apocalyptic doghouse...

The Routledge Dictionary of Gods and Goddesses, Devils and Demons

By Manfred Lurker
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1134298161
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 560
  • Pdf File: the-routledge-dictionary-of-gods-and-goddesses-devils-and-demons.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This dictionary covers, in one volume, over 1,800 of the most important deities and demons from around the world. From classical Greek and Roman mythology to the gods of Eastern Europe and Mesopotamia, from Nordic giants to Islamic jinns and Egyptian monsters, it is packed with descriptions of the figures most worshipped and feared around the world and across time. Fully cross-referenced and featuring two handy guides to the functions and attributes shared by those featured, this dictionary is the essential resource for anyone interested in comparative religion and the mythology of the ancient and contemporary worlds.

Mutating Goddesses

By Saswati Sengupta
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0190993251
  • Total of Pages : 316
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 684
  • Pdf File: mutating-goddesses.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Mutating Goddesses traces the shifting fortunes of four specific Hindu deities—Manasa, Candi, Sasthi and Laksmi—from the fifteenth century to the present time. It focuses on the goddess-invested tradition of Bengal's Hinduism to argue for a historical evolution/devolution of divinities in tandem with sectarian interests and illumines in the process the knotted correlation of gender, caste and class in the sanctioning of female subjectivities through goddess formation. The critical studies of Hindu goddesses have been dominated by the sastrik perspective deriving from the Sanskrit scriptures authorized by the male Brahman. But there are religious practices and beliefs under the broad rubric of Hinduism that are neither governed by the male Brahman nor articulated in Sanskrit. It is this vibrant laukika archive—considered low from the hegemonic perspective—that Mutating Goddesses explores to realize the politic trafficking between this realm and the sastrik. The book excavates the multiple and layered heritage of the region which includes tribal culture, Buddhism, Tantricism, and so on, as is available in rituals, proverbs, verses, circulating myths, poetic genres and kathas, caste manuals, census records etc to illustrate how tradition is a matter of strategic selection.

Goddesses in Myth and Cultural Memory

By Emilie Kutash
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 0567697401
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 612
  • Pdf File: goddesses-in-myth-and-cultural-memory.pdf

Book Short Summary:

How have the goddesses of ancient myth survived, prevalent even now as literary and cultural icons? How do allegory, symbolic interpretation, and political context transform the goddess from her regional and individual identity into a goddess of philosophy and literature? Emilie Kutash explores these questions, beginning from the premise that cultural memory, a collective cultural and social phenomenon, can last thousands of years. Kutash demonstrates a continuing practice of interpreting and allegorizing ancient myths, tracing these goddesses of archaic origin through history. Chapters follow the goddesses from their ancient near eastern prototypes, to their place in the epic poetry, drama and hymns of classical Greece, to their appearance in Platonic and Neoplatonic philosophy, Medieval allegory, and their association with Christendom. Finally, Kutash considers how goddesses were made into Jungian archetypes, and how some contemporary feminists made them a counterfoil to male divinity, thereby addressing the continued role of goddesses in perpetuating gender binaries.

Basher History: Mythology

By Simon Basher,Mary Budzik
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  • Publisher : Kingfisher
  • Book Code : 0753440180
  • Total of Pages : 128
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Members : 687
  • Pdf File: basher-history.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The myths and stories of the gods and goddesses of the ancient world have a timeless appeal that captures the attention of generation after generation of children. Basher History: Mythology is an information-packed introduction to Greek/Roman, Norse and ancient Egyptian mythologies. Meet Zeus, father of the Greek gods (and learn that the Romans knew him as Jupiter), Norse Freyja, goddess of love, beauty, war and death, and Egyptian Bastet, goddess of cats, along with many others. This unique and upbeat guide is a legend in the making.

Gods and Goddesses in Love

By Agapi Stassinopoulos
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 9781416591269
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Members : 971
  • Pdf File: gods-and-goddesses-in-love.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In ancient times, the Greeks created the gods and goddesses to represent the various personalities of human nature. In Gods and Goddesses in Love, Agapi Stassinopoulos tells the stories of the primary goddesses and gods, and how their myths can provide insight into your own romantic relationships. Included are two fun and fascinating quizzes: one for women to determine their own dominant personality type and which goddess she most embodies; and a second that will help every woman understand more about the "god" she is involved with, or searching for. In the book, the seven archetypal goddesses are portrayed in modern terms, highlighting not only each goddess's unique strengths but also the pitfalls or stumbling blocks she is likely to encounter in a relationship with her partner. Also included are interviews with real couples who reveal how they overcame obstacles to find true love. For anyone who desires the self-knowledge and empowerment to find their ideal other, Gods and Goddesses in Love is an uplifting, instructive, and enlightening guide for achieving greater fulfillment in love.

The Routledge Dictionary of Egyptian Gods and Goddesses

By George Hart
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1134284233
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 582
  • Pdf File: the-routledge-dictionary-of-egyptian-gods-and-goddesses.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Routledge Dictionary of Egyptian Gods and Goddesses contains one of the most comprehensive listings and descriptions of Egyptian deities. Now in its second edition, it provides: a new introduction updated entries and four new entries on deities names of the deities as Hieroglyphs a survey of gods and goddesses as they appear in classical literature an expanded chronology and updated bibliography, together with a list of relevant websites drawings of the gods and emblems of each district a map of ancient Egypt and a time chart Presenting a vivid picture of the complexity and richness of imagery in Egyptian mythology, students studying Ancient Egypt, travelers, visitors to museums and all those interested in mythology will find this an invaluable resource.

Thanatos

By Felicity Heaton
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  • Publisher : Felicity Heaton
  • Book Code : 1911485172
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  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 982
  • Pdf File: thanatos.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Thanatos, god of death, has a mission: scour the unknown realms of the Underworld and retrieve the only daughter of his god-king, Hades. Murdered six centuries ago and her soul captured before it could pass on, she now falls under Thanatos’s domain. Armed with only a description of the location of her prison seen in a vision by her oldest brother, Thanatos has spent four years hunting for her, determined to complete his task and save her. But when he locates Calindria, she’s not the delicate little girl he remembers—she’s a fierce, bewitching and beautiful warrioress who stirs unwanted feelings in his black heart and she’s on a mission of her own. Calindria, daughter of Hades, has a mission: escape her prison, hunt down the ones who murdered her twin brother, and then make her family pay for abandoning her. But the Fates have other plans, placing a distractingly gorgeous god of death in her path—a warrior who is determined to convince her that what she believed is the truth is in fact a lie. In a realm that turns memories against them and where anything can be an illusion, can Calindria and Thanatos learn to trust each other enough to work together to escape the hellish domain, or will the darkest moments of their past prove too powerful to overcome? If you love Greek gods romance books featuring powerful dark lords of the Underworld and strong heroines who steal their hearts, this paranormal romance series is for you. Thanatos is the eighth novel in the Guardians of Hades Romance series. This paranormal romance features a Greek god of death with a traumatic past, a Greek goddess determined to break down his walls, and a cast of sizzling Greek god brothers determined to protect the Underworld and their father Hades, plus lots of action and adventure--and steamy scenes! All Guardians of Hades books have no cliffhangers, a guaranteed happily ever after, and some strong language. Enjoy! Grab your copy today and step into an action-packed paranormal romance world filled with mythology and mystery from New York Times and USA Today best-selling paranormal romance author Felicity Heaton. Be swept up in the story and characters as the princes of the Underworld fight to protect their world and ours, and the women who claim their hearts, from an enemy bent on destroying everything in the Guardians of Hades romance series: Book 1: Ares Book 2: Valen Book 3: Esher Book 4: Marek Book 5: Calistos Book 6: Daimon Book 7: Keras Book 8: Thanatos Book 9: Hades - Coming Soon! keywords: paranormal, paranormal romance, paranormal romance books for adults, Greek gods, greek gods romance, gods romance, gods, goddesses, goddess romance, Greek goddesses, immortals, immortal romance, Greek mythology, Greek myths, fantasy romance, alpha hero, strong heroine, action, long series, adventure, no cliffhangers, guaranteed HEA, happily ever after

Goddesses Never Age

By Christiane Northrup, M.D.
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  • Publisher : Hay House, Inc
  • Book Code : 1401948154
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Health & Fitness
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  • Pdf File: goddesses-never-age.pdf

Book Short Summary:

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! Though we talk about wanting to "age gracefully," the truth is that when it comes to getting older, we’re programmed to dread an inevitable decline: in our health, our looks, our sexual relationships, even the pleasure we take in living life. But as Christiane Northrup, M.D., shows us in this profoundly empowering book, we have it in us to make growing older an entirely different experience, both for our bodies and for our souls. In chapters that blend personal stories and practical exercises with the latest research on health and aging, Dr. Northrup lays out the principles of ageless living, from rejecting processed foods to releasing stuck emotions, from embracing our sensuality to connecting deeply with our Divine Source. Explaining that the state of our health is dictated far more by our beliefs than by our biology, she works to shift our perceptions about getting older and show us what we are entitled to expect from our later years—no matter what our culture tries to teach us to the contrary—including: · Vibrant good health · A fulfilling sex life · The capacity to love without losing ourselves · The ability to move our bodies with ease and pleasure · Clarity and authenticity in all our relationships—especially the one we have with ourselves "Taking all the right supplements and pills, or getting the right procedure done, isn’t the prescription for anti-aging," Dr. Northrup explains. "Agelessness is all about vitality, the creative force that gives birth to new life." Goddesses Never Age is filled with tools and inspiration for bringing vitality and vibrancy into your own ageless years—and it all comes together in Dr. Northrup’s 14-day Ageless Goddess Program, your personal prescription for creating a healthful, soulful, joyful new way of being at any stage of life.

Asherah

By Tilde Binger
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 0567119769
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 870
  • Pdf File: asherah.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A comprehensive discussion of texts concerning the goddess Asherah, as she is portrayed in texts from Ugarit (both epic and ritual texts, as well as the lists of sacrifices), Israel (the Khirbet el-Qom and Kuntillet Ajrud inscriptions) and the Old Testament. The main theses of the book are that two or more divinities carrying the same name but separated by several hundred years are not necessarily to be identified; that Asherah is probably not a name, but rather a title, carried by the main goddess in ancient Syria-Palestine; that the Asherah of the Old Testament and the Israelite texts was indeed the consort of Yahweh; and that the relationship between the text-groups discussed is of a nature that demands great caution, if one wishes to work comparatively with them.

The Spirit of the Celtic Gods and Goddesses

By Carl McColman,Kathryn Hinds
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  • Publisher : Weiser Books
  • Book Code : 1633411923
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 303
  • Pdf File: the-spirit-of-the-celtic-gods-and-goddesses.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Brings the history of these gods and goddesses to life, along with visualizations, rituals, and exercises to help make them part of the reader’s spiritual practice. Figures like Brigid, Cernunnos, Rhiannon, and the Morrigan are honored for their magic, their bravery, and their mythical deeds. Among pagans, the gods and goddesses of Gaul, Ireland, Wales, and the other Celtic lands rank with the most popular and influential of the Greek, Roman, Norse, and Egyptian pantheons. This book provides an accessible guide for readers to learn about and connect spiritually with the gods and goddesses of the Celtic lands: Learn key features of each of the major Irish, Welsh, and continental Celtic deities Discover the major myths and lore associated with each deity Create rituals and magical work appropriate for each deity Understand the psychological archetypes of each god and goddess Forge true and meaningful relationships with the deities for our time Relate the various gods and goddesses to the sabbats and holy days

Devi

By John Stratton Hawley,Donna Marie Wulff
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  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Book Code : 9780520916296
  • Total of Pages : 373
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 336
  • Pdf File: devi.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The monotheistic religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam have severely limited the portrayal of the divine as feminine. But in Hinduism "God" very often means "Goddess." This extraordinary collection explores twelve different Hindu goddesses, all of whom are in some way related to Devi, the Great Goddess. They range from the liquid goddess-energy of the River Ganges to the possessing, entrancing heat of Bhagavati and Seranvali. They are local, like Vindhyavasini, and global, like Kali; ancient, like Saranyu, and modern, like "Mother India." The collection combines analysis of texts with intensive fieldwork, allowing the reader to see how goddesses are worshiped in everyday life. In these compelling essays, the divine feminine in Hinduism is revealed as never before—fascinating, contradictory, powerful.

Goddesses and the Divine Feminine

By Rosemary Ruether
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  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Book Code : 0520940415
  • Total of Pages : 390
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 252
  • Pdf File: goddesses-and-the-divine-feminine.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This landmark work presents the most illuminating portrait we have to date of goddesses and sacred female imagery in Western culture—from prehistory to contemporary goddess movements. Beautifully written, lucidly conceived, and far-ranging in its implications, this work will help readers gain a better appreciation of the complexity of the social forces— mostly androcentric—that have shaped the symbolism of the sacred feminine. At the same time, it charts a new direction for finding a truly egalitarian vision of God and human relations through a feminist-ecological spirituality. Rosemary Radford Ruether begins her exploration of the divine feminine with an analysis of prehistoric archaeology that challenges the popular idea that, until their overthrow by male-dominated monotheism, many ancient societies were matriarchal in structure, governed by a feminine divinity and existing in harmony with nature. For Ruether, the historical evidence suggests the reality about these societies is much more complex. She goes on to consider key myths and rituals from Sumerian, Babylonian, Egyptian, and Anatolian cultures; to examine the relationships among gender, deity, and nature in the Hebrew religion; and to discuss the development of Mariology and female mysticism in medieval Catholicism, and the continuation of Wisdom mysticism in Protestanism. She also gives a provocative analysis of the meeting of Aztec and Christian female symbols in Mexico and of today's neo-pagan movements in the United States.

Keras

By Felicity Heaton
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  • Publisher : Felicity Heaton
  • Book Code : 1911485164
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  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 440
  • Pdf File: keras.pdf

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Keras is darkness. It sustains him. It strengthens him. It offers relief from the pain born of his feelings for a goddess of Olympus, a bewitching and beautiful female placed beyond his reach—one who stole his heart and broke it. Centuries of enduring that pain have left him tired, and the temptation to surrender control to that side of himself grows each day. Even when he knows that darkness will destroy him. Enyo has regrets. Hundreds of them. But the one that has plagued her for centuries, is the moment that shattered her friendship with the firstborn of Hades and her own heart with it—a moment that changed her and set her on a new path. With the battle between the sons of Hades and the daemons turning more dangerous for the man she loves, she can no longer stand on the side lines. It’s time for this goddess of war to risk everything to fight for what she wants. As the battle to save the Underworld and the mortal realm rages to dangerous new heights, will Keras be consumed by the darkness or will Enyo be the light that saves him? If you love Greek gods romance books featuring powerful dark lords of the Underworld and strong heroines who steal their hearts, this paranormal romance series is for you. Keras is the seventh novel in the Guardians of Hades Romance series. This paranormal romance features a Greek god of shadows who is as dark as his power, a Greek goddess of war who refuses to surrender her fight to win his heart, a second chance at love, and a cast of sizzling Greek god brothers determined to protect the Underworld and their father Hades, plus lots of action and adventure--and steamy scenes! All Guardians of Hades books have no cliffhangers, a guaranteed happily ever after, and some strong language. Enjoy! Grab your copy today and step into an action-packed paranormal romance world filled with mythology and mystery from New York Times and USA Today best-selling paranormal romance author Felicity Heaton. Be swept up in the story and characters as the princes of the Underworld fight to protect their world and ours, and the women who claim their hearts, from an enemy bent on destroying everything in the Guardians of Hades romance series: Book 1: Ares Book 2: Valen Book 3: Esher Book 4: Marek Book 5: Calistos Book 6: Daimon Book 7: Keras Book 8: Thanatos Book 9: Hades - Coming Soon! keywords: paranormal, paranormal romance, paranormal romance books for adults, Greek gods, greek gods romance, gods romance, gods, goddesses, goddess romance, Greek goddesses, immortals, immortal romance, Greek mythology, Greek myths, fantasy romance, alpha hero, strong heroine, action, long series, adventure, no cliffhangers, guaranteed HEA, happily ever after

Pagan Portals - Gods and Goddesses of Ireland

By Morgan Daimler
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  • Publisher : John Hunt Publishing
  • Book Code : 1785354507
  • Total of Pages : 104
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 655
  • Pdf File: pagan-portals-gods-and-goddesses-of-ireland.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A concise guide to the Gods and Goddesses of pagan Ireland, their history, mythology, and symbols. Rooted in the past but still active in the world today, the Gods and Goddesses of Ireland have always been powerful forces that can bless or challenge, but often the most difficult thing is to simply find information about them. This short introductory text looks at a variety of different Irish deities, common and more obscure, from their ancient roots to the modern practices associated with honoring them in, an encyclopedia-style book with entries in easy-to-use sections.

A Garland of Forgotten Goddesses

By Michael Slouber
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  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Book Code : 0520976215
  • Total of Pages : 374
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 913
  • Pdf File: a-garland-of-forgotten-goddesses.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Imagining the divine as female is rare—even controversial—in most religions. Hinduism, by contrast, preserves a rich and continuous tradition of goddess worship. A Garland of Forgotten Goddesses conveys the diversity of this tradition by bringing together a fresh array of captivating and largely overlooked Hindu goddess tales from different regions. As the first such anthology of goddess narratives in translation, this collection highlights a range of sources from ancient myths to modern lore. The goddesses featured here battle demons, perform miracles, and grant rare Tantric visions to their devotees. Each translation is paired with a short essay that explains the goddess’s historical and social context, elucidating the ways religion adapts to changing times.

Things Every Goddess Should Know

By EJ Divitt
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  • Publisher : EJ Divitt
  • Book Code : 1494734737
  • Total of Pages : 210
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 715
  • Pdf File: things-every-goddess-should-know.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Do you want your inner goddess to show? These are the things you need to know. Have you ever read Greek mythology? Athena, Artemis and Aphrodite were just some of the goddesses. They were incredibly powerful, beautiful, often petty and mistake prone. They were still goddesses. Being a woman means we have the potential to be a force of nature. You are beautiful. You are strong in ways that most men do not even understand. You are a goddess in training. Full of advice and hints covering a variety of topics including self improvement, love, money, relationships, business, the practical and many more. Because being a goddess is not about being perfect . . .

Hindu Gods and Goddesses

By Walter Hazen
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  • Publisher : Milliken Publishing Company
  • Book Code : 0787727377
  • Total of Pages : 10
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 433
  • Pdf File: hindu-gods-and-goddesses.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This packet introduces your students to the oldest organized religion in the world: Hinduism. They will learn in detail about several of the Hindu dieties, such as Vishnu, Krishna, Siva, and more. In addition to valuable historical and practical information, this packet provides review questions, questions for discussion, key word lists, and an answer key. These features facilitate student assimilation of the fundamentals of a religion practiced by an estimated 781 million people around the globe. Whether your objective is a comprehensive study of Hinduism or a simple overview, this packet affords you the opportunity to easily accomplish either one. You will be delighted to observe your students' growing understanding of the rich culture and history of a religion believed to date back to prehistoric times.

Asteroid Goddesses

By Demetra George,Douglas Bloch
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Nicolas-Hays, Inc.
  • Book Code : 0892545623
  • Total of Pages : 416
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 348
  • Pdf File: asteroid-goddesses.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book shows how the discovery of the asteroids Ceres, Pallas Athena, Juno, and Vesta coincided with the shift of a woman. The creating, supporting, nurturing aspect held by the goddess Ceres, the universal mother, brings us to how we feel nurtured and how we function with our roles of mother-child. She embodies the principle of unconditional love. Pallas Athena is our Warrior Goddess, a woman in a man's world, carrying the principle of creative intelligence. Vesta, our goddess of Focus and Commitment, is our High Priestess. Juno, the Queen of Heaven and Divine Consort, is our capacity for meaningful relationships. Understanding the themes that each goddess holds enriches our understanding of that function and expression in our lives.

Women Who Fly

By Serinity Young
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 019065970X
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 133
  • Pdf File: women-who-fly.pdf

Book Short Summary:

From the beautiful apsaras of Hindu myth to the swan maidens of European fairy tales, stories of flying women-some carried by wings, others by clouds, rainbows, floating scarves, and flying horses-reveal the perennial fascination with and ambivalence about female power and sexuality. In Women Who Fly, Serinity Young examines the motif of the flying woman as it appears in a wide variety of cultures and historical periods, in legends, myths, rituals, sacred narratives, and artistic productions. She considers supernatural women like the Valkyries of Norse legend, who transport men to immortality; winged deities like the Greek goddesses Iris and Nike; figures of terror like the Furies, witches, and succubi; airborne Christian mystics; and wayward, dangerous women like Lilith and Morgan le Fay. Looking beyond the supernatural, Young examines the modern mythology surrounding twentieth-century female aviators like Amelia Earhart and Hanna Reitsch. Throughout, Young demonstrates that female power has always been inextricably linked with female sexuality and that the desire to control it is a pervasive theme in these stories. This is vividly depicted, for example, in the twelfth-century Niebelungenlied, in which the proud warrior-queen Brünnhilde loses her great physical strength when she is tricked into surrendering her virginity. Even in the twentieth-century the same idea is reflected in the exploits of the comic book and film character Wonder Woman who, Young suggests, retains her physical strength only because her love for fellow aviator Steve Trevor goes unrequited. The first book to systematically chronicle the figure of the flying woman in myth, literature, art, and pop culture, Women Who Fly offers a fresh look at the ways in which women have both influenced and been understood by society and religious traditions throughout the ages and around the world.

Celtic Myth & Magick

By Edain McCoy
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  • Publisher : Llewellyn Worldwide
  • Book Code : 0738737070
  • Total of Pages : 464
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 407
  • Pdf File: celtic-myth-magick.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Tap into the mythic power of the Celtic goddesses, gods, heroes, and heroines to aid your spiritual quests and magickal goals. Human and divine energies complement each other; when joined, they become a potent catalyst for true magick and change. Celtic Myth & Magick describes the energies of over 300 cross-referenced Celtic deities and heroic figures so you can quickly determine which one can best help you in attaining specific goals through magick—such as greater prosperity (Cernunnos), glowing health (Airmid), or a soul partner (Aengus MacOg). This guidebook explains how to use creative Pagan ritual and pathworking to align yourself with the energy of these powerful archetypes. Undertake three magickal quests to the inner plane—where you’ll join forces with Cuchulain, Queen Maeve, and Merlin the Magician to bring their energies directly into your life. This inspiring, well-researched book is written especially for solitary Pagans who seek to expand the boundaries of their practice to form working partnerships with the divine.

Virgin Mother Goddesses of Antiquity

By M. Rigoglioso
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 0230113125
  • Total of Pages : 267
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 201
  • Pdf File: virgin-mother-goddesses-of-antiquity.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This study of various female deities of Graeco-Roman antiquity is the first to provide evidence that primary goddesses were conceived of as virgin mothers in the earliest layers of their cults. By taking feminist analysis of divinities further, this book provides a fresh angle on our understanding of these deities.