The Earth Goddess


Book Details

Author  Cheryl Straffon
Publisher  Sterling Pub Co Inc
Publication Date   May 1, 1998
ISBN  071372644X
Pages  240

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Return to a time when goddesses ruled, and places of worship existed around breastlike mountains, or within womblike caves. For women especially, these figures offer a refreshing alternative to patriarchal religions, but everyone will find the differences from current theologies thought-provoking. Plentiful historical detail and reproductions of artwork dedicated to female deities attest to their persistence -- even Christianity assimilated them. Pore through legends and myths, and encounter a diversity of saints, hags, and spring goddesses. Develop a itinerary for searching out your own goddess using the well-organized listing of towns, churches, and monuments as a guide.

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