They included, according to Ziauddin Sardar's fascinating book, Mecca: The Sacred City, Manaf, the sun god; Quzah, who held up the rainbow; Nasr, with the form of an eagle; and, from a more immediate pantheon, Al-Lat, the mother-goddess
; Manat, the goddess of fate; and Al-Uzza, the goddess of love and beauty, who lived in trees.
While the mother-goddess
of Catalhoyuk, an ancient settlement in Anatolia, was depicted in 5600BC astride two leopards, the modern take began 73 years ago and the PS20billion swimwear industry is now largely driven by bikinis.
(She was) a mother-goddess
with protective and maternal attributes," Catanzariti added.
In short, Shakespeare's sensitivity to (and rejection of) Ovid's hopeful use of the myth of Ceres and Proserpina aids his characterization of Venus as a problematic mother-goddess
When daughter Sarika sees her mother having sex she cannot bear the humanization of the traditional mother-goddess
As Margo relates to Bill, the theater is "all the world's religions rolled into one, and we're gods and goddesses." As Mother-Goddess
, Margo naturally emerges as a parental figure for Eve: "Suddenly I've developed a big protective feeling toward her," she relates to Bill at the airport.
We Jews have an easier time, having no mystial element." This lack of mystical (or religious) elements in Freud was the reason for his misunderstanding of the significance of the Femionine, the Mother-Goddess
who preceded the Father-God in the prepatriarchal level of the unconscious that Jung discovered by his thorough study of the Indo-Aryan mysticism.
Ostensible focus is on four families who've brought fading elders to expire in Varanasi, where the power of Ganga (Hindu mother-goddess
of the Ganges) is considered most conducive to achieving salvation in the afterlife.
The first puja is said to be always done for this Mother-Goddess
James notes "the Mother-goddess
was assigned a male partner, either in the capacity of her son and lover, or of brother and husband." This consort "occupied a subordinate position to her" and was "a secondary figure in the cultus." James thinks "a primeval system of matriarchal social organization ...
As the Indo-Europeans began to dominate the area, the patrifocal mythology began to usurp the mother-goddess
stories, relegating the once powerful mother goddess to a more subservient.
pre-Columbian past to the present-Divina Trace delivers a tragicomic creation and deflation of a monomyth amalgamating Amerindian, African, Hindu, Muslim, and Catholic stories to conjure a divine mother-goddess
or saint-who gives birth to a "crapochild" (that is, a child half human, half frog).