In this beautiful work by French painter William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825-1905) we see Mary enthroned in the Heavens and crowned with the stars like a luminous goddess of the sky. In every way (except the way of official theology) she is the same radiant Queen of Heaven known to the ancients before Christianity began.
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Queen of Heaven Tagsanat ancient hebrew religion ancient views of the feminine artemis asherah astarte athena baal Babel babylonian mythology Baltic goddesses canaanite mythology catholic mythology Celtic goddesses cybele dawn goddess diana dianna earth goddesses East Asian goddesses Eden egyptian mythology el enheduana enki en priestess eos/eostre/aurora ephesus Eve first woman poet geb genesis goddess in the bible greco-roman goddesses hittite mythology inanna indo-european goddesses ishtar isis love goddesses marduk mary mary as goddess medusa metis minoan moon goddesses moon gods mother of god myths of the feminine myths of the masculine names of the goddess nammu nanna Noah Norse goddesses nut perseus primordial sea queen of heaven saule shu sky goddesses sky gods snake goddess sumerian mythology sun goddesses thoth tiamat tree of life turkey war goddesses water goddesses yahweh zeus
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