The Concept of the Goddess

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Sandra Billington, Miranda Green
Routledge, Sep 11, 2002 - Social Science - 208 pages
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The Concept of the Goddess explores the function and nature of goddesses and their cults in many cultures, including:
* Celtic
* Roman
* Norse
* Caucasian
* Japanese traditions.
The contributors explore the reasons for the existence of so many goddesses in the mythology of patriarchal societies and show that goddesses have also assumed more masculine roles, with war, hunting and sovereignty being equally important aspects of their cults.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
The concept of the Goddess
8
The Celtic Goddess as healer
26
some notes on
41
Freyja and Frigg
56
Freyja a goddess with many names
68
some traces of goddessbeliefs
78
Milk and the Northern Goddess
91
goddesses
120
Fors Fortuna in Ancient Rome
129
Transmutations of an Irish goddess
141
Aspects of the earthgoddess in the traditions of the banshee
152
traces
166
Yamanokami
178
Index
186
Copyright

Coventinas Well
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