Encyclopedia of Goddesses and Heroines

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New World Library, Apr 1, 2014 - Social Science - 448 pages
More Than 1,000 Goddesses & Heroines from around the World Groundbreaking scholar Patricia Monaghan spent her life researching, writing about, and documenting goddesses and heroines from all religions and all corners of the globe. Her work demonstrated that from the beginning of recorded history, goddesses reigned alongside their male counterparts as figures of inspiration and awe. Drawing on anthropology, folklore, literature, and psychology, Monaghan’s vibrant and accessible encyclopedia covers female deities from Africa, the eastern Mediterranean, Asia and Oceania, Europe, and the Americas, as well as every major religious tradition.
 

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The late Monaghan's (interdisciplinary studies, DePaul Univ.; The Book of Goddesses and Heroines) 2009 two-volume set is condensed here into a single volume, maintaining its usefulness but losing the ... Read full review

Contents

Irish and Scottish Pantheon
177
British and Manx Pantheon
200
Welsh Cornish and Arthurian Pantheon
203
FinnoUgric Cultures
210
FinnoUgric Pantheon
211
Greece
220
Greek Pantheon
221
Rome
266

Chinese Mongol and Taiwanese Pantheon
62
Korean Pantheon
73
Circumpolar North
77
India
86
Hindu and Buddhist Pantheon of India
88
Southeast Asia and Indonesia
132
Japan
140
Japanese and Ainu Pantheon
141
The Pacific Islands and Australia
147
Pacific Islands Pantheon
148
Australian Pantheon
160
Europe
167
Baltic Pantheon
168
The Celtic World
172
Continental Celtic and Breton Pantheon
173
Etruscan Pantheon
279
Scandinavia
281
Scandinavian Pantheon
282
Southeastern Europe
295
Slavic Peoples
301
The Americas
311
North American Pantheon
313
Mesoamerica
344
South America and the Caribbean
350
South American and Caribbean Pantheon
351
Bibliography
361
Index
395
About the author
431
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About the author (2014)

Patricia Monaghan, PhD (1946–2012), was a leader in the contemporary women’s spirituality movement as well as an award-winning poet, scholar, activist, and mentor. In 1979, she published the first encyclopedia of female divinities, a book that has remained in print since then in various formats and that she later expanded into the current volume.

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