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Goddesses who rule

Author: Elisabeth Anne Benard; Beverly Ann Moon
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, ©2000.
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Goddesses often are labeled as one-dimensional forces of nature or fertility. In examining a number of goddesses whose primary role is sovereignty, this volume reveals the rich diversity of goddess traditions. Drawn from a variety of cultural and historical settings, the goddesses described here include Inanna of ancient Sumer, Oshun of Nigeria, and Cihuacoatl of pre-historical America.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Goddesses who rule.
New York : Oxford University Press, ©2000
(DLC) 99047723
(OCoLC)42462862
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Elisabeth Anne Benard; Beverly Ann Moon
ISBN: 9780195352948 0195352947 9780195121315 0195121317
OCLC Number: 428734471
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 259 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Contributors; Introduction; PART I: LOVE AND WAR: FOUNDATIONS OF SOVEREIGNTY; 1 Aphrodite, Ancestor of Kings; 2 How the Fearsome Fish-Eyed Queen Minatci Became a Perfectly Ordinary Goddess; 3 More Than Earth: Cihuacoatl as Female Warrior, Male Matron, and Inside Ruler; 4 Inanna: The Star Who Became Queen; PART II: POWER BESTOWED/POWER WITHDRAWN: THE GODDESS WHO GIVES AND TAKES BACK SOVEREIGN POWER; 5 Celtic Goddesses of Sovereignty; 6 Sovereignty and the Great Goddess of Japan; 7 Yorùbá Goddesses and Sovereignty in Southwestern Nigeria; 8 Sri-Laksmi: Majesty of the Hindu King. PART III: TRADITIONS IN COLLISION: POLITICAL CHANGE AND PERSPECTIVES ON SOVEREIGNTY9 Transformations of Wen Cheng Kongjo: The Tang Princess, Tibetan Queen, and Buddhist Goddess Tara; 10 Becoming the Empress of Heaven: The Life and Bureaucratic Career of Mazu; 11 King Arthur and Morgan le Fay; PART IV: TRANSCENDENCE FOR ALL: THE DEMOCRATIZATION OF SOVEREIGNTY; 12 The Goddess, the Emperor, and the Adept: The Queen Mother of the West as Bestower of Legitimacy and Immortality; 13 Goddesses and Sovereignty in Ancient Egypt; 14 Queen Mary and Medieval Christendom; Reflections.
Responsibility: edited by Elisabeth Benard and Beverly Moon.
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