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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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Theotokos: How the Mother Goddess became Mary

Mary becomes Mother of God: The year 431 A.D. was a momentous one in the history of the Queen of Heaven.  That’s the year the church fathers, meeting in Ephesus in modern day Turkey,  officially declared that Mary is Theotokos, … 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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Mother of Earth and Sky

Many people believe the ubiquitous feminine, often pregnant figurines found throughout Paleolithic and Neolithic sites in ancient Europe and the Middle East represented Mother Earth, out of which are born the plants and animals and people which are her children, … Continue reading

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