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Goddesses who rule

Author: Beverly Ann Moon; Elisabeth Anne Benard
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Goddesses often are labelled as one-dimensional forces of nature or fertility. In examining a number of goddesses whose primary role is sovereignty, this volume reveals the rich dversity of goddess  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Beverly Ann Moon; Elisabeth Anne Benard
ISBN: 0195121309 9780195121308 0195121317 9780195121315
OCLC Number: 50667334
Description: xii, 259 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Pt. I. Love and War: Foundations of Sovereignty. 1. Aphrodite, Ancestor of Kings / Beverly Moon. 2. How the Fearsome Fish-Eyed Queen Minatci Became a Perfectly Ordinary Goddess / William Harman. 3. More Than Earth: Cihuacoatl as Female Warrior, Male Matron, and Inside Ruler / Kay A. Read. 4. Inanna: The Star Who Became Queen / Beverly Moon --
Pt. II. Power Bestowed/Power Withdrawn: The Goddess who Gives and Takes Back Sovereign Power. 5. Celtic Goddesses of Sovereignty / Proinsias Mac Cana. 6. Sovereignty and the Great Goddess of Japan / Delmer M. Brown. 7. Yoruba Goddesses and Sovereignty in Southwestern Nigeria / Jacob K. Olupona. 8. Sri-Laksmi: Majesty of the Hindu King / Constantina Rhodes Bailly --
Pt. III. Traditions in Collison: Political Change and Perspectives on Sovereignty. 9. Transformations of Wen Cheng Kongjo: The Tang Princess, Tibetan Queen, and Buddhist Goddess Tara / Elisabeth Benard. 10. Becoming the Empress of Heaven: The Life and Bureaucratic Career of Mazu / Vivian-Lee Nyitray. 11. King Arthur and Morgan le Fay / Serinity Young --
Pt. 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 / Suzanne E. Cahill. 13. Goddesses and Sovereignty in Ancient Egypt / Susan Tower Hollis. 14. Queen Mary and Medieval Christendom / Laurel G. Broughton.
Responsibility: edited by Elisabeth Benard and Beverly Moon.

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An interesting survey of regiocultural understandings of goddesses' relationship to human authority. * The Journal of the American Academy of Religion *

 
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