Friday, September 23, 2005
gods of PEACE?
Mother perverted into War Goddess
Can you see the magnificent mothering in this ancient statue of Athena and the warrior? This is the formerly-healthy-Mother Goddess perverted into a war Goddess by the Indo-Europeans who smashed Greece circa 3000-1000 BC. And even though this is the perverted Athena, the artist still conveys Her as a woman who loves not only her child, but also herself -- as a woman -- in ways I doubt we could ever truly understand.
Google “Goddess” + “peace” and you get all kinds of sites. About Tara the Goddess of Peace; Pax the Roman Goddess of Peace; Brylana the Goddess of Peace, Prosperity and Plenty; Eirene, the Greek Goddess of Peace and Wealth ; a site about a book called Buy A Goddess in My Shoes: Seven Steps to Peace . A site about the ancient Greek play “Peace,”in which Peace is a Goddess; Kuan Yin, Goddess of Peace clean across the globe in China ; and on and on.
Although I didn’t find any because I didn’t look hard enough, Grainne points out that Googling “god” and “peace” also produces multiple results (see Grainne’s comment below).
Thnx to hylzscq for the foto of Athena