Tag Archives: myths of the feminine

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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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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Devouring Wisdom: Why the Sky God ate his first wife

I sometimes think a volume compiling the Greek Myths ought to be labeled Gods Behaving Badly.  No heavenly bad boy exhibits worse behavior than does Zeus, King of the Gods, wielder of lightning bolts, ruler of Olympus. Zeus is father … 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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