Category Archives: Serpent and the Goddess

Asherah, Part II: The serpent’s bride

Continued from Asherah, Part I ——————————————————————————————– Is the world good, or bad? Who made us, and why? These are some of the questions ancient myths and religions attempt to answer.  And the answers matter. A belief in a goddess who … Continue reading

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Who is this mystery goddess? The serpent-wielding woman of Crete.

What’s her name and what divine power did she represent? No one knows.  Whoever made her did so in about 1600 BC on Crete, during a time when a people called the Minoans lived there.  They did leave writings, called … Continue reading

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Mirror, mirror: Reflections on Medusa

When Athena looks in the mirror, does she see Medusa? When Perseus cuts off the head of the Gorgon Medusa, he does so with the aid of a mirror shield given to him by Athena, Goddess of Wisdom.  Later, he … Continue reading

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