Through inspecting Wu Zhao's personal connection with each female deity
, the author elaborately explains Wu Zhao's political purposes behind the personal connections.
The most important collection found on Tarout was a golden statue representing Ashtaroot, a female deity
Cisneros doesn't say exactly why she left or when, although she hints at her conversion with comments like this: "She [the Virgin] is a face for a god without a face, una indegena for a god without ethnicity, a female deity
for a god who is genderless, but I also understand that for her to approach me, for me to finally open the door and accept her, she had to be a woman like me.
Kumaris are believed to embody a female deity
revered by both Hindus and Buddhists, and the worship of kumaris dates back to at least the 10th century across South Asia.
Clearly for both writers the female deity
is symbolic of the daughter's social role in relation to the father.
A female deity
emerges as the central jewel of his thick upper necklace, angelic beings hold a jewel in place at the centre of another necklace, and strings of auspicious amulets are draped across his broad chest.
The female deity
is called ina maromak (the enlightening mother), the male deity ama maromak (the enlightening father).
Olga Dror's Cult, culture, and authority: Princess Lieu Hanh in Vietnamese history is an examination of narratives from the eighteenth to the early twentieth centuries about the life of a Vietnamese female deity
, Lieu Hanh, the focus of a cult which has been popular in northern Vietnam for centuries.
As a member of the temple trust, she said the women have been praying to Durga, a Hindu female deity
, to promote the Save The Girl Child campaign.
As I read them, I could not help but wonder how Abraham reacted to the account of the fighting of the many gods, to the chief male god's (Marduk's) killing of the head female deity
(Tiamat), his standing on her body and then cutting her in two to make the heavens and earth, and then using the blood of another god he had killed to make humans to be slaves of the deities.
Yet their kinship with the beasts remains unwavering like their faith in Bonbibi, the presiding female deity
of Sunderbans, worshipped by both the Hindus and Muslims.
But others spring from the legends and myths of Bhutan: the role of spirits and karma in causing disease and the combination of folkloric and Western medicines that cure it; the eight-spoked Wheel of Law representing the Noble Eightfold path toward enlightenment set forth by the Buddha; and the role of women related to the importance of the female deity