Notably, North American womanists such as Luisah Teish and Andy Smith have been suspicious of white feminist attempts to be more inclusive in their incorporation of non-Western goddesses
and spiritualities; this, however, can be seen as an attempt to appropriate 'our ancestral traditions' (Riley in Adams 1993: 203).
In Rome, Aphrodite became Venus, beloved and favored among the Roman goddesses
The armed goddesses
sculpted during the following, Chola, period (9th-13th centuries) were carved conforming to the same iconography, which eventually spread as far as Cambodia in Southeast Asia.
Here's a sampling of goddesses
from Monaghan's book Wild Girls: The Path of the Young Goddess, a guide for girls with tales of goddesses
and strong girls that includes activities for girls to do by themselves or with a Wild Girls group.
Clooney explains that if the study of goddesses
also illuminated and brought new life to reflection on Mary, it would have been an additional benefit, not his principal intention.
Monaghan has also written earlier versions of this Encyclopedia of Goddesses
and Heroines including The Book of Goddesses
and Heroines (Dutton, 1981; Llewellyn, 1990) and The New Book of Goddesses
& Heroines (Llewellyn, 1997).
The 1974 publication of her book, The Gods and Goddesses
of Old Europe (reissued in 1982 as The Goddesses
and Gods of Old Europe) changed all that.
live isolated lives, making odd appearances at religious festivals until they are retired after puberty.
This book looks at the characteristics of these feminine archetypes and the goddesses
that abound in these age-old cultures.
Barbara Newman's rich and capacious study seeks to answer this question, investigating the pantheon of allegorical goddesses
who peacefully coexist with medieval Christianity's monotheistic, triune god.
New book Gods And Goddesses
In Love suggests the deities of ancient Greece can offer some insight into romantic relationships, as Lisa Haynes reveals.
Alternatively, the difference between South and North Indian goddesses
remains a source of endless fascination for scholars and devotees alike, and might well have served as an intriguing organizational principle.
Okorafor Mbachu discusses mojoes, goddesses
and more with speculative fiction writer Nalo Hopkinson for this issue's SPOTLIGHT, which begins on page 38.
and what religious function did these goddesses
is the reincarnation of Greek goddesses
as a group of five hip teenage girls.