Ajrud inscriptions and the Khirbet el-Qom blessing as indications that some Israelites worshiped female deities
The introduction alone is full of insightful elucidations, such as the analysis of the "de-mitologizzazione" process in the De mulieribus, by which many female deities
are humanized through Boccaccio's historical re-telling of their lives.
Readers who are interested in Women and Religion can find from this book how Wu Zhao glorified women's creativity, reproductive power, motherhood, leadership, and sovereignty through worshiping her female deities
Scholars working in religion, psychology, and other fields in the US, Australia, and Brazil consider whether faith in the Bible is compatible with feminism; feminist egalitarianism in prehistory and early history; feminist perspectives from the Hebrew Bible; women's history in religious literature and women's ordination; the possibility that Tamar, daughter of David, wrote narratives in the Bible; women in the Quran; female deities
in Hinduism; womanliness in John; feminism in the Eastern Orthodox Church; and the mystical feminine in Baha'i scriptures.
In a speech, Uchtdorf, second counselor in the church's governing first presidency, referred twice to women as "daughters of heavenly parents," alluding to the Mormon belief in male and female deities
The chants became more complex when two female vocalists joined in on the suite's second movement, dedicated to the female deities
in Santeria, also known as Regla de Ocha.
are featured prominently in Shakespeare's romances and Milton's masque where they are juxtaposed with a figure crucial to these narratives, the patriarchal daughter: In Comus, the nymph Sabrina frees the daughter held captive by Comus; in Pericles the goddess Diana appears immediately following the reunion of father and daughter; in The Tempest, divine and semi-divine goddesses are invoked by Prospero to bless and celebrate the betrothal of his daughter.
Our room at Angel House, the Goddess Room, had beautiful artwork: sculptures and paintings of female deities
The discussion on Buddhist images by Johne falls into the following sections: the historical Buddha and the transcendent Buddhas, the Bodhisatvas Avalokiteshvara and Manjushri, the male divinities Heruka, Vajrasattva, Bhaishajyaguru and Jambhala, and the female deities
Tara, Pancharakshas, Chunda, Parnashavari and Marichi.
They were the sons and daughter of the enlightening ones: the sun (loro) being the male deity, the moon and the stars (fulan no fitun) being female deities
Since many of the essays of the book contain interesting conjectures, one can add another: Could the "maleness" of the deity of the Hebrew Bible be a reaction to the female deities
around it in its formative period?
He considers rites and legends that were related to practices of animal sacrifice, weaving, silk production, spirit pacification, and medicine and that claimed female deities
and weaving maidens as founding ancestors, highlighting the role of gender issues in the formation of economic and cultic systems of the period.