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The Goddess is all around us: Her face is reflected in the burgeoning new growth of every ensuing spring; her power is evident in the miracle of conception and childbirth and in the newborn’s cry as it searches for the nurturing breast; we glimpse her in the alluring beauty of youth, in the incredible power of sexual attraction, in the affection of family gatherings, and in the gentle caring of loved ones as they leave the mortal world. The Goddess is with us in the everyday miracles of life, growth, and death which always have surrounded us and always will, and this ubiquity speaks to the enduring presence and changing masks of the universal power people have always recognized in their lives. Such power is the Goddess, at least in part, and through its workings we may occasionally catch a glimpse of the divine.

ISBN

9781780235097

Publication Date

2-2016

Publisher

Reaktion Books

City

London

Keywords

God, Goddess, Transformation, Soul

Disciplines

English Language and Literature | Folklore | Religion

Department

English

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"Chapter IV: The Battle Lust of the Northern Goddess," is available by clicking the download button above.

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Original version is available from the publisher at: http://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/distributed/G/bo22282301.html

The Goddess: Myths of the Great Mother

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