Category Archives: Queen of Heaven

Black is Beautiful: A Black Madonna gallery

Who are they? The Black Madonnas are ostensibly medieval images of the Christian Mother of God, often with her child, the incarnate God Jesus, in which she is depicted as black.  Mary is so typically presented throughout medieval Europe as … Continue reading

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Virgin of Guadalupe, Spain

Since writing my previous post on Mary in the Americas, it has come to my attention that yet another possible source for Our Lady of Guadalupe (besides religious vision and Aztec mythology) is a Black Madonna in the town of … Continue reading

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An American Goddess: Mary in the New World

Every Christmas Eve at the Taos Pueblo in New Mexico, the residents of the oldest town in America bring out an old, old statue of the Virgin Mary and give her a procession through an eager crowd.  This representation of … Continue reading

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Star of the Sea

Aphrodite, Goddess of Love, the most beautiful of all the goddesses of Greece has an unusual origin.  She was born out of the penis of the sky when it fell into the sea. The penis in question belonged to Ouranos, … Continue reading

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Asherah, Part III: The Lion Lady

The lion rider: These days a naked lady holding a snake and riding a lion is not the first image which comes to mind when the word “holy” is spoken. However, that is exactly the title of the goddess at … Continue reading

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The Maiden Warrior and the Sun Goddess in the Epic of Baal

Historical context: Canaanite deities and the Hebrew Bible If you’ve ever cringed a little with a superstitious fear that uttering blasphemy might get you struck by lightning, you’re recalling God as Baal, who commanded thunder in his role as Storm … Continue reading

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Is the Sun male? Part 2: The lion, the warrioress, and the sun.

Venus engages in a complicated dance with the Earth which creates a 584 day cycle of relationship as the two planets journey in orbit around the Sun. In one half of this cycle, she is the Evening Star, shining her … Continue reading

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