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  • Maca Goddess

    Transformations of the Morrigan: Dark Goddess to Great Queen Any precursory search will reveal that The Morrigan can be a paradoxical figure and the truth about her may not be easily uncovered. She is a goddess steeped in myth, history, and contradictions and one must unravel these questions and fit the remaining pieces together in a cultural context to gain a true understanding of her nature and position. At various times she has been seen as a beautiful maiden, a faery queen, a phantom-like spirit, a wise crone, and even a mortal woman. Sometimes she is gracious and forgiving while other times her lessons come with a bit of tough love. Even the name The Morrigan is open to debate among many; sometimes seen as a title given to many goddesses, sometimes believed to be a…

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  • The Inanna Goddess Story

    The second Goddess story I felt inspired to discuss is that of Inanna. Inanna is the Sumerian Goddess of love, fertility and war and Queen of Heaven. She is presented as a dynamic and powerful Goddess. Like many Gods and Goddesses, there are a variety of stories surrounding her origins and existence. She was said to have driven a lion drawn chariot and participated in battle yet was also a sensual, passionate Goddess. Inanna was revered in Sumer, a region in Mesopotamia which is now modern day…

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  • The Goddess Of Beauty, And The Story Of Aphrodite

    Aphrodite was the goddess of fertility, love, and beauty. Unlike other gods and goddesses; Aphrodite has two completely different stories of origin that end with her in the same place, Mount Olympus. The first is that she was the daughter of one of Zeus's many affairs with women, but in this case it was with Dione who was the goddess of the oak tree. The second and most famous story is that when Cronus had slain his father Uranus and threw his male genitalia into the sea, it dissolved into…

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  • Comparison Of Greek Gods And Goddesses

    “A goddess is a woman who breaks the mold, she’s who she wants to be… And she offers no apologies.” In greek mythology, there appear to be several different gods and goddesses each owning their own unique statistic(s). Gods and goddesses were immortals looked up to by mortals; mortals praised and worshipped them. Goddesses were powerful woman who were flawless and thought the world of themselves; this was normal. The authoritative voice these figures had on mortals was mind blowing. Athena,…

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  • Sappho And Enheduanna Analysis

    The advantage to her poetry becoming known was through her high social standing. She was the daughter of Akkad king Sargon which inherently made her a high priestess, eventually of Ur (Black 37). This advantage allowed her to write poetry honoring her personal goddess Inanna, the goddess of love, fertility and warfare and ultimately making Enheduanna the first named historical author (Binkley 47). Enheduanna’s respect for Inanna was shown throughout three of her poems, her most famous one being…

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  • Artemis Vs Diana

    existed as Diana. Controversially, there exists a debate over which goddess, Artemis or Diana, deserves the earliest recognition, but reportedly Artemis maintains as the earliest goddess. Diana’s status within ancient society became elevated due to her association as being highly sought out for temple prostitution. The goddess known as Artemis/Diana acquired her Ephesians form in 7000 B.C; in addition, the her temple there existed in its highest legendary stage around 550 B.C.; which now…

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  • Hinduism: A Brief Summary And Analysis

    It is the festival of lights marked over a period of four days, celebrating life, pleasure and goodness all around the world (Subhamoy Das, 2015). There are many reasons why Dipavali is celebrate, which four out of ten reasons are: the birthday of Goddess Lakshmi, the rescued Lakshmi by Vishnu, a special day for the Jains, and the Diwali speech from Pope (Rajhans, S. G. & Das, S., 2014). People decorate their houses with lights and set off firecrackers, a lively way of celebrating…

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  • Greek Mythology In Aphrodite

    were individualized and structured based on specific powers and ideals. Almost every deity in Greek culture was neither inherently good nor inherently bad. In many instances, it had to do with control and to what extent each god or goddess used their influence…

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  • Venus And Minerva, The Ancient Goddesses In Greek Mythology

    Venus and Minerva were and still are two of the most well-known goddesses in ancient mythology. However, one could say that based on the most famous stories, these goddesses are known for being very different. Venus the roman goddess, also known as Aphrodite in Greek mythology, is recognized for being the goddess of love and beauty. She is said in many stories to be the most beautiful and desired by all. Minerva (or Athena in Greek) on the other hand, is identified as the goddess of wisdom and…

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  • Similarities Between Ovid And Lastman's Interpretation Of The Story Of Io

    and ira. By choosing to depict the moment that Juno discovers Jupiter with Io, he chooses the moment that Juno first exhibits ira. Because Lastman’s audience is not aware of the mappings Ovid drew between the sexes and the desires and the casual nature of their relationship, they can consider the idea that a factor other than Jupiter’s amor aroused her ira, particularly that the cause was her “…her own frustrated amor” (Nagle 241). When Jupiter becomes sexually engaged with Io, he does not only…

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