The Great Goddess: Reverence of the Divine Feminine from the Paleolithic to the Present

The Great Goddess: Reverence of the Divine Feminine from the Paleolithic to the Present

Jean Markale

• A research of the primordial determine of the nice Goddess and her persisted worship via time as proven via the myths, shrines, and sanctuaries around the globe that honor this strong image of production.

• A famous historian on pre-Christian societies offers an in depth around the world directory of websites and sanctuaries linked to goddess worship.

• Explores goddess worship in cultures worldwide, together with local American, Egyptian, Indian, and Oriental civilizations.

• Demonstrates that even supposing her worship has occasionally been compelled underground it hasn't ever disappeared.

In historic Babylon she used to be Anat, in Egypt, Isis and Hathor, Dana in Celtic eire, Rhea and Demeter in Greece, and in India, Anapurna the supplier. She is the good Goddess, the Goddess of Beginnings, the logo of Earth and the giver of existence, the colossal mom, who represents the entire powers and mysteries of production for early humanity.

Shifting her sun organization onto masculine deities and blackening these of her symbols that, just like the serpent, couldn't be assimilated, patriarchal societies pressured the preeminent strength of the female into an imprecise and subservient place. but, as proven via famous student Jean Markale, the Goddess didn't easily disappear while her place was once usurped, and the ability she represents has been the resource of continuing non secular devotion from precedent days during the center a long time as much as the current day.

In taking a look at the plethora of myths, websites, and sanctuaries dedicated to this robust determine, The nice Goddess offers ample proof of the intense permanence of her worship--even on the center of these religions that attempted to spoil her.

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