Category Archives: sun goddesses

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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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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Is the Sun male? Part 1: The Northern Sun

Even the most avid reader of ancient mythology could be forgiven for assuming that humanity has forever and always looked up at the brightest object in the sky and venerated it as a masculine source of energy, warmth and creation, … Continue reading

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The Dawn

The Greek Goddess of the Dawn, Eos (Roman Aurora), is thought to be an exceedingly ancient divinity, dating back to the early speakers of the Indo-European language which forms the root of  most of the languages now spoken in the … 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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