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The concept of the goddess

Author: Sandra Billington; Miranda J Aldhouse-Green
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Bringing together experts from a range of backgrounds, this volume explores the function of goddesses in a cross-section of cultures from around the world, including the Celtic, Roman, Norse, Caucasian and Japanese traditions. The contributors compare the nature of the various cults dominated by a female deity in predominantly patriarchal societies, examining the substance of myths both ancient and modern. What this
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sandra Billington; Miranda J Aldhouse-Green
ISBN: 0415144213 9780415144216
OCLC Number: 34046431
Description: xiv, 192 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The Concept of the Goddess / Juliette Wood --
The Celtic Goddess as healer / Miranda Green --
Now you see her, now you don't: some notes on the conception of female shape-shifters in Scandinavian tradition / Catharina Raudvere --
Freyja and Frigg / Stephan Grundy --
Freyja--a goddess with many names / Britt-Mari Näsström --
Meg and her daughters: some traces of goddess-beliefs in magalithic folklore? / Samuel Pyeatt Menefee --
Milk and the Northern Goddess / Hilda Ellis Davidson --
Coventina's well / Lindsay Allason-Jones --
Nemesis and Bellona: a preliminary study of two neglected goddesses / Glenys Lloyd-Morgan --
Fors Fortuna in ancient Rome / Transmutations of an Irish goddess / Máire Herbert --
Aspects of the earth-goddess in the traditions of the banshee in Ireland / Patricia Lysaght --
The Causasian hunting-divinity, male and female: traces of the hunting-goddess in Ossetic folklore / Anna Chaudhri --
The Mistress of the animals in Japan: Yamanokami / Carmen Blacker.
Responsibility: edited by Sandra Billington and Miranda Green.
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This volume is an up-to-date, highly readable study of the female aspects of religion both in past and present mythologies. It explores the function and nature of goddesses and their cults in many  Read more...

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