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  • Venus Lamenting The Death Of Adonis Analysis

    West in the year 1768. He spent most of his time designing paintings such as this while in London. Description Venus Lamenting, the death of Adonis, is a drawing about Adonis, a mortal youth, as from the Ovid Metamorphoses. Venus was a mythological goddess who fell in love with him. They used to spend most of their time together hunting wild animals. He was slain while hunting and lay down on the ground until Venus descended from the sky to moan over the body. Historical Context Benjamin West…

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  • Matrikas In Greek Mythology

    The Saptamatrikas, though varying in number across different texts, mainly consists of the seven goddesses namely, Brahamani, Vaishnavi, Maheshwari, Kaumari, Varahi, Indrani and Chamunda. The Matrikas have been dated back to third century BCE by some scholars although they only appear in iconic depictions after 1st and 2nd century CE. There are several myths concerning their creation. One, in where they are created by Shiva to drink the blood of demon Andhakasura. According to Markandeya Purana,…

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  • The Story Of Vana-Parva In Mahabharata

    she dazzled like lightening in the sky. A lady of impossible beauty! Like large-eyed Sri-Lakshmi! None among the gods or yakshas could equal her. None among humans or others ever possessed such beauty: She soothed the eyes, she was lovelier than a goddess.' (III.53.10-14, Nala-Damayanti Katha) Her beauty was so irresistible and graceful that even Gods could not stop admiring her. One day, a golden swan, messenger of King Nala, who was one of the two sons of King Nishadh of Ayodhya, flew to…

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  • The Major Philosophies Of Confucius's The Analects

    It is a record of the conversations between Confucius and his disciples, which were later written down by his disciples. It is one of the major parts of Four Books. Confucius’s philosophies are based on the principle of good conduct, wisdom and proper social relationships. Confucius was the person who said that country should be ruled by moral values rather than with military powers. In the Analects Confucius says, “By nature men are pretty much alike; it is learning and practice that set them…

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  • The Divine Mother: Kali's Struggle In Power

    surface Kali appears to be a goddess of many contradictions. She is both loving and terrifying; a creator and a destroyer; a mother and a warrior (Cadwell 1998, p. 196). It is only upon further inspection does one realise that Kali’s power is in fact drawn from the union of these opposites. A singular portrayal of the goddess will in no way representative of who Kali truly is. She must always be properly contextualised to truly understand her power and functionality as a goddess (McDermott 1998,…

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  • As It Was In The Beginning And The Lion's Hair

    “As It Was in The Beginning” and “the lion’s hair” both the stories are portrayed very different from each other. As we see in “As It Was in The Beginning” it is the story about the red girl ‘Esther’. Esther belonged from a Pagan Indian family. Her mother was a Pagan and her father was a French Indian. Esther used to always go to the border of the village to watch the sun set in the foothills where his childhood friend Laurence would come and always ask, “Can’t we make you happy?” But on one…

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  • Divinism In Jane Eyre

    that there was a main female figure, known as the Mother Goddess or Great Goddess, whose influence is still felt today in many works of literature and art. In fact, within Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte futuristically utilizes the characters of Diana and Mary Rivers as representations of this Great Goddess in order to provide Jane with maternal figures that enforce her decision to not sacrifice herself for the sake of others. The Mother Goddess theory is a relatively new idea in the archaeology…

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  • Women In Paleolithic Art

    During the early years of civilization, women have been portrayed in many different ways from the statues in the Paleolithic period to the Goddess in Mesopotamian, plus the Queens of ancient Egypt. One thing all these cultures have in common is woman was always being a sign of fertility which makes sense being that they have the ability to carry children. Even though there has been a few women represented in these times for the most part it was a man 's world. Females did not have the same…

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  • The Nature Goddess Analysis

    The 1st century Kushan statue of a Nature Goddess on display at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) depicts an idealized image of femininity and the personification of nature. Carved out of mottled red sandstone and standing at 63 inches tall, the Nature Goddess commands a presence of a monumental entity in comparison to the viewer and her surrounding objects. Originally found in Mathura, India, the Nature Goddess evolves out of “water cosmology,” which is a term “encompassing the…

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  • Aphrodite Goddess

    Gods and goddesses played a primary part in the Ancient Greek society and culture. Aphrodite, the goddess of love, beauty, and eternal youth, was an essential goddess to Mount Olympus. Since she was the most attractive goddess on Mt. Olympus, which should not be shocking since she is the goddess of love, many gods and mortals were attracted to her (“Aphrodite, the Greek Goddess of Beauty, Love and Eternal Youth”). Along with beauty, Aphrodite possessed a magical girdle that attracted people to…

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