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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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Is the Moon female?

It is popular in modern times, especially in neopagan circles, to think of the moon as representing a goddess. But what did the ancients think?  Was the moon female to them? In classical Greece and Rome, the answer to that … Continue reading

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The many names of Isis

Google the name Queen of Heaven today and most of the sites you will find relate to Mary, the Mother of God in the Catholic faith.  Just a click away are sites for churches, schools and other organizations named for … Continue reading

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Mary Queen of Heaven

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 … Continue reading

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