This is the first book to focus exclusively on myths and fairy tales illustrating the archetype of the Serpent Goddess from cultures throughout the world, and from the dawn of humans to the present day. The serpent has been the sacred symbol of the Great Goddess since prehistoric times and is associated with renewal, fertility and prosperity. Like the Goddess, however, the serpent has become associated solely with evil. "Goddess in the Grass" examines the symbolic meanings of the Serpent Goddess, revealing her origins as the life-giving, death-dealing Great Goddess. Includes a dictionary of over 100 forms of the Serpent Goddess, from Asia, Africa, Europe, the Americas, and Oceania.
A wonderful supplement to any course in Mythology or Women's Studies, and a captivating read for anyone with an interest in the history of belief systems.
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The serpent-is it a symbol of evil and pernicious sex, or is it a form of the life-renewing Great Goddess?
This fascinating investigation into the myths, fairy tales, and images of the Serpent Goddess reveals her archetypal nature as the symbol of renewal and the Eternal Feminine. As the worship of the Great Goddess was suppressed, her link to the power of the serpent was vilified, but the Serpent Goddess persists, even today, as a symbol of prophecy, prosperity, and protection. She sustains the eternal cycle of life, death, and rebirth, appearing in both our tales of the world's creation and our fears for its destruction. Learning about the wealth of symbolic meanings of the Serpent Goddess can facilitate a deeper understanding of this powerful archetype within the context of history, but also, within ourselves.
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Descrizione libro EcceNova Editions, 2003. Paperback. Condizione libro: Used: Good. illustrated edition. Codice libro della libreria SONG0973164824
Descrizione libro EcceNova Editions. Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. Book shows a small amount of wear - very good condition. Codice libro della libreria G0973164824I4N00