Bringing together experts from a range of backgrounds, this volume explores the function of goddesses in a cross-section of cultures from around the world, including the Celtic, Roman, Norse, Caucasian and Japanese traditions. The contributors compare the nature of the various cults dominated by a female deity in predominantly patriarchal ...
Bringing together experts from a range of backgrounds, this volume explores the function of goddesses in a cross-section of cultures from around the world, including the Celtic, Roman, Norse, Caucasian and Japanese traditions. The contributors compare the nature of the various cults dominated by a female deity in predominantly patriarchal societies, examining the substance of myths both ancient and modern. What this volume perhaps illustrates most vividly is the wide range of responsibilities undertaken by the goddess-figure. They were not simply allotted the roles perceived as conventionally 'feminine'; female deities were also known to have held sway in war, hunting and questions of sovereignty. The studies benefit from a broad interdisciplinary approach and take a fresh look at the subject. As well as being relevant to those studying archaeology, ancient history, classical studies, anthropology, folklore, mythology, comparative religion and women's studies, it will also appeal to the general reader. With its accessible style, extensive bibliography and innovative approach, The Concept of the Goddess is a highly valuable contribution to study in this field.
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Very Good + London/New York, 1999, first paperback edition. Clean, tight, 8vo, 192pp. Very minor sehlf wear. Highly readable study of the place of the Goddess in past and present belief systems and mythologies such as Celtic, Roman, Norse, Caucasian, and Japanese traditions.
Good. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 192 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. paperback, covers with light creases, price label on rear cover, ink underlining pp. 7-26, clean and unmarked thereafter, tight binding....Free Post Office Delivery Confirmation. Shipped in a padded envelope and packaged in bubble wrap.
Fine. Trade Paperback Near Fine Clean Free of Markings or Underlines First Thus. Fourteen Fabulous Essays on the Goddess with a focus on Celtic. Irish and Norse Goddess, From the banshee to Freja and Frigg to Coventina's Well and even one by Hilda Ellis Davidson "Milk and The Northern Goddess" Another "Meg and her daughters some traces of goddess beliefs in megalithic folklore by Samuel Pyeatt Menefee More Each essay as great as the next. Clean NOT a library book.
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