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ENCYCLOPEDIA OF GODDESSES & HEROINES

Author: MONAGHAN, PATRICIA

Description: In 1980, groundbreaking scholar — and award-winning poet — Patricia Monaghan produced the first dictionary of goddesses ever published. That work, Book of Goddesses and Heroines, was reissued many times and became a standard text. Monaghan researched, detailed, and documented the fact that from the beginning of recorded history, goddesses reigned alongside their male counterparts as figures of inspiration and awe. Today, although phrases like Mother Earth and Mother Nature are mainstream, Monaghan’s vibrant and accessible work adds meaningful insight. This comprehensive resource covers goddesses from Africa, the eastern Mediterranean, Asia, Europe, the Americas, and every world religious tradition. It makes clear that the history of goddesses is essential to understanding the historical, cultural, and spiritual histories of all peoples — and is undeniably meaningful and resonant in contemporary life.

Publisher: NEW WORLD LIBRARY

PAPERBACK
ISBN: 9781608682171

Dimensions: 23.50 and 20.00 cm

Publish Date: 6/1/2014

Page Count: 512