This collection of accessible essays relates the stories of individual goddesses from around the world, exploring their roles in the cultures from which they came, their histories and status today, and the controversies surrounding them.
• 63 essays cover more than 100 goddesses and goddess-like figures from world culture, with volumes organized by geographic area
• Many original translations of prayers, sagas, and other sources not otherwise readily available in English
• 60 illustrations include ethnographic photographs, depictions of ancient artifacts, and original artwork
• An extensive list of bibliography of sources about the figure and culture discussed accompanies each essay