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Author : Britannica Educational Publishing
Publisher : Britannica Educational Publishing
Release : 2014-01-01
Page : 136
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN 13 : 1622751531
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Giving Western literature and art many of its most enduring themes and archetypes, Greek mythology and the gods and goddesses at its core are a fundamental part of the popular imagination. At the heart of Greek mythology are exciting stories of drama, action, and adventure featuring gods and goddesses, who, while physically superior to humans, share many of their weaknesses. Readers will be introduced to the many figures once believed to populate Mount Olympus as well as related concepts and facts about the Greek mythological tradition.


Author : Swan Huntley
Publisher : Anchor
Release : 2017-07-25
Page : 320
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0385542224
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"A haunting story of betrayal and forgiveness" (Kirkus) about a woman who moves her family to Hawaii, only to find herself wrapped up in a dangerous friendship, from the celebrated author of We Could Be Beautiful. When Nancy and her family arrive in Kona, Hawaii, they are desperate for a fresh start. Nancy's husband has cheated on her; they sleep in separate bedrooms and their twin sons have been acting out, setting off illegal fireworks. But Hawaii is paradise: they plant an orange tree in the yard; they share a bed once again and Nancy resolves to make a happy life for herself. She starts taking a yoga class and there she meets Ana, the charismatic teacher. Ana has short, black hair, a warm smile, and a hard-won wisdom that resonates deeply within Nancy. They are soon spending all their time together, sharing dinners, relaxing in Ana's hot tub, driving around Kona in the cute little car Ana helps Nancy buy. As Nancy grows closer and closer to Ana—skipping family dinners and leaving the twins to their own devices she feels a happiness and understanding unlike anything she's ever experienced, and she knows that she will do anything Ana asks of her. A mesmerizing story of friendship and manipulation set against the idyllic tropical world of the Big Island, The Goddesses is a stunning psychological novel by one of our most exciting young writers.


Author : Nikita Gill
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2019-09-03
Page : 256
Category : Poetry
ISBN 13 : 0593085655
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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.


Author : Marija Gimbutas
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release : 2007-09
Page : 304
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 0520253981
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"A magnificent study."—Joseph Campbell "This splendidly illustrated book brings together an archeological documentation hardly to be found elsewhere."—Mircea Eliade


Author : Marija Gimbutas
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release : 2001-01-12
Page : 286
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 9780520229150
Description :


Presents evidence to support the author's woman-centered interpretation of prehistoric civilizations, considering the prehistoric goddesses, gods and religion, and discussing the living goddesses--deities which have continued to be venerated through the modern era.


Author : Elizabeth Wayland Barber
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release : 2013-02-11
Page : 448
Category : Social Science
ISBN 13 : 0393089215
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A fascinating exploration of an ancient system of beliefs and its links to the evolution of dance. From southern Greece to northern Russia, people have long believed in female spirits, bringers of fertility, who spend their nights and days dancing in the fields and forests. So appealing were these spirit-maidens that they also took up residence in nineteenth-century Romantic literature. Archaeologist and linguist by profession, folk dancer by avocation, Elizabeth Wayland Barber has sleuthed through ethnographic lore and archaeological reports of east and southeast Europe, translating enchanting folktales about these “dancing goddesses” as well as eyewitness accounts of traditional rituals—texts that offer new perspectives on dance in agrarian society. She then traces these goddesses and their dances back through the Romans and Greeks to the first farmers of Europe. Along the way, she locates the origins of many customs, including coloring Easter eggs and throwing rice at the bride. The result is a detective story like no other and a joyful reminder of the human need to dance.


Author : Jean Shinoda Bolen, M.D.
Publisher : Harper Paperbacks
Release : 2014-07-01
Page : 368
Category : Social Science
ISBN 13 : 9780062321121
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Myths are fascinating stories that become even more intriguing when we realize that they can reveal intimate truths about ourselves and others. Jean Shinoda Bolen brings the Greek pantheon to life as our inner archetypes and applies the power of myth to our personal lives. Once we understand the natural progression from myth to archetype to personal psychology, and realize that positive gifts and negative tendencies are qualities associated with a particular goddess within, we gain powerful insights. Depending on which goddess is more active within, one woman might be more committed to achieving professional success, while another more fulfilled as a wife and mother. Bolen teaches women how to decide which qualities to cultivate and which to overcome, and how to tap the power of these enduring archetypes to become a better heroine in their own life stories.


Author : Demetra George
Douglas Bloch
Publisher : Ibis Press
Release : 1986
Page : 344
Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
ISBN 13 : 9780892540822
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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.


Author : Henry Barker
Publisher : Penguin Young Readers
Release : 1999
Page : 48
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN 13 : 9780448420295
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Recounts the religious beliefs of ancient Egypt, discussing various gods and goddesses and their attributes.


Author : Charlene Spretnak
Publisher : Beacon Press
Release : 1992
Page : 132
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 9780807013434
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"Charlene Spretnak has succeeded extremely well in presenting pure characterizations of the Old European goddesses as they were revered for millennia, long before the Indo-European elements were imposed to create Olympian mythology".--Marija Gimbutas, author of THE LANGUAGE OF THE GODDESS. "Charlene Sprenak rediscovers the goddesses' early significance and in fascinating portraits restores them to their original glory".--Publishers Weekly.


Author : Miranda Eberle Shaw
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release : 2006
Page : 571
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 9780691127583
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"Beautifully written and erudite, this book fills a need in the growing literature about goddesses in Buddhism. The goddesses are meticulously researched and brilliantly analyzed. Destined to become a classic in the field, Buddhist Goddesses of India leaves no doubt that goddesses have been central, not peripheral, to Buddhism, even from the earliest traceable beginnings of the tradition."--Susan L. Huntington, author of "The Art of Ancient India" "A jewel. A very significant contribution to the field."--Adalbert J. Gail, Freie Universitat Berlin "Miranda Shaw comprehensively demonstrates the importance of the feminine divine in Buddhism. She draws together art, scripture, myth, and ritual to bring these goddesses and female Buddhas alive, producing a definitive resource for scholars of Buddhism and of women's spirituality. With her eloquent translations and scrupulous analyses, Shaw has given us a treasure of religious insight into the sacred feminine."--Patricia Monaghan, Depaul University, author of "Goddess Path" "This work is a masterpiece. Shaw's fascinating study deepens our understanding of the divine feminine in South Asia. Her luminous writing carries the reader through an amazing terrain that is rich with historical discoveries and vivid portraits of a remarkable female pantheon."--Graham M. Schweig, author of "Dance of Divine Love: India's Classic Sacred Love Story" and "Bhagavad Gita: The Beloved Lord's Secret Love Song""


Author : David R. Kinsley
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release : 1988-07-19
Page : 281
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 0520063392
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Goddess worship has long been a significant aspect of Hinduism. In this book David Kinsley sorts out the rich yet often chaotic history of Hindu goddess worship.


Author : Rachel Fell McDermott
Publisher : Columbia University Press
Release : 2011
Page : 372
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 023112919X
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Annually during the months of autumn, Bengal hosts three interlinked festivals to honor its most important goddesses: Durga, Kali, and Jagaddhatri. While each of these deities possesses a distinct iconography, myth, and character, they are all martial. Durga, Kali, and Jagaddhatri often demand blood sacrifice as part of their worship and offer material and spiritual benefits to their votaries. Richly represented in straw, clay, paint, and decoration, they are similarly displayed in elaborately festooned temples, thronged by thousands of admirers. The first book to recount the history of these festivals and their revelry, rivalry, and nostalgic power, this volume marks an unprecedented achievement in the mapping of a major public event. Rachel Fell McDermott describes the festivals' origins and growth under British rule. She identifies their iconographic conventions and carnivalesque qualities and their relationship to the fierce, Tantric sides of ritual practice. McDermott confronts controversies over the tradition of blood sacrifice and the status-seekers who compete for symbolic capital. Expanding her narrative, she takes readers beyond Bengal's borders to trace the transformation of the goddesses and their festivals across the world. McDermott's work underscores the role of holidays in cultural memory, specifically the Bengali evocation of an ideal, culturally rich past. Under the thrall of the goddess, the social, political, economic, and religious identity of Bengalis takes shape.


Author : Autumn Bardot
Publisher : Autumn Bardot
Release : 2021-03-11
Page : 398
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1734089725
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The goddess life is fabulous…until you’re fired ! A laugh out loud read about friendship, love, hot guys, and what matters most. Four ex-goddesses struggle to find friendship, love, and purpose. Except mortals get in the way. Sexy mortals. Obnoxious mortals. And dangerous ones. Mnem has everything. A glamorous lifestyle, beauty, family, and immortality. But she doesn’t have a platform. Or followers. Or relevance. Which is why Mnemosyne, goddess of remembrance and mother of the nine muses, is fired. She isn’t the only one. Three other goddesses from different cultures are also up a mortal creek without a divine paddle. Now they must build a life—a real one. Although their divinity is gone, their soul and courage remain. But mortal life is so frustrating! Before they have a chance to get a handle on the whole mortality thing, their lives take an unexpected turn with an epic decision. One with deadly consequences. Meet the Goddesses Mnemosyne ~ Greek goddess Inna ~ Nigerian goddess Axtis ~ Persian goddess Phra Naret ~ Thai goddess


Author : Mahesh Sharma
Publisher : Booktango
Release : 2015-01-28
Page : 1
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 1468954784
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Hindu’s ancient religious texts that have been guiding the society for ages towards the development of a better society. Hindu religious texts make one aware of one’s duties and of the principles of Dharma or righteous behaviour. As the original texts are too voluminous, we have presented their essence in the question and answer form, which not only enrich the mind with the knowledge of Hinduism but also enlighten the reader on the philosophical concepts of Hinduism.


Author : Sarah B. Pomeroy
Publisher : Random House LLC
Release : 1995-01-01
Page : 267
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 080521030X
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" The first general treatment of women in the ancient world to reflect the critical insights of modern feminism. Though much debated, its position as the basic textbook on women's history in Greece and Rome has hardly been challenged." --Mary Beard, Times Literary Supplement. Illustrations.


Author : Patricia Monaghan
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Release : 2011
Page : 933
Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
ISBN 13 : 9780313354656
Description :


This collection of accessible essays relates the stories of individual goddesses from around the world, exploring their roles in the cultures from which they came, their histories and status today, and the controversies surrounding them. * 63 essays cover more than 100 goddesses and goddess-like figures from world culture, with volumes organized by geographic area * Many original translations of prayers, sagas, and other sources not otherwise readily available in English * 60 illustrations include ethnographic photographs, depictions of ancient artifacts, and original artwork * An extensive list of bibliography of sources about the figure and culture discussed accompanies each essay


Author : C. Scott Littleton
Publisher : Marshall Cavendish
Release : 2005
Page : 1584
Category : Mythology
ISBN 13 : 9780761475637
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Contains alphabetized entries on deities, concepts, practices, places, and objects related to the mythologies of cultures throughout history, and features color photos and sidebars. This volume covers Dru-Gil.


Author : Henrike Donner
Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Release : 2008
Page : 215
Category : Social Science
ISBN 13 : 9780754649427
Description :


Based on extensive fieldwork in Calcutta, this book provides the first ethnography of how middle-class women in India understand and experience economic change through transformations of family life. It explores their ideas, practices and experiences of marriage, childbirth, reproductive change and their children's education, and addresses the impact that globalization is having on the new middle-classes in Asia more generally from a domestic perspective.


Author : Maximillien De Lafayette
Publisher : Lulu.com
Release : 2015-03-03
Page : 374
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 131294496X
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Mega book: Encyclopedia of Gods and Goddesses of Mesopotamia Phoenicia, Ugarit, Canaan, Carthage, and the Ancient Middle East. Two volumes in one: "A-Z. Also available in 2 separate volumes. This encyclopedia lists and defines approximately 125 gods and goddesses, and includes translations of Akkadian, Sumerian, Chaldean, and Assyrian texts and tablets by a noted scholar and one of the world's most distinguished linguists, who authored more than 20 encyclopedic dictionaries and 3 encyclopedias on the languages, culture, religion, and history of the ancient Middle East, and Near East. The encyclopedia is highly recommended to universities' professors who teach those fields, as well as to all those who are interested in the culture, religions and civilizations of the ancient world.