Archive for December, 2010

 

Our Lady of Knowledge and Arts

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As I mentioned in my previous post about Lakshmi  (Our Lady of the Elephants) there are many manifestations of the goddess (or Devi) in Hindusim.  The many different goddesses (and gods) simply represent the multitude of aspects, qualities, and attributes of the Absolute or Supreme Being beyond all name and form.
Sarasvati is another manifestation of [...]

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Our Lady of the Elephants

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As I have mentioned before, I am quite fond of the heraldic pose of a goddess flanked by two animals, which I have found in some ancient cultures around the Mediterranean Basin and Middle East.  I have incorporated this pose into my own art.  Imagine my delight when I began to study the goddesses of [...]

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Our Lady of Egypt

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Isis is one of the three great goddesses of the Bronze Age along with Inana/Ishtar, of Mesopotamia and Cybele of Anatolia (both of whom I write about in other posts).  Like Inana/Ishtar, Isis was also considered to be the Queen of Heaven and Earth as well as the Underworld.  She was the wife of Osiris [...]

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Our Lady of Mount Ida

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The great Anatolian Mother Goddess, Cybele, (or Kybele), was one of the three great goddesses of the Bronze Age along with Innana/Ishtar from Mesopotamia and Isis of Egypt. Mount Ida in Anatolia was her birthplace and particularly sacred to her. Anatolia is the region that is known today as Turkey. Her origins are very [...]

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