Saturday, August 26, 2006

ANCIENT Goddesses

Words from Yale thealogian Carol Christ:

"At first the ancient images of the Goddess did not interest me. Athena was warlike and stated that she always sided with men. Aphrodite was a sex object, and so on. After much diligent research, aided by other women, I gradually came to understand that beneath the familiar Goddesses of the patriarchy, there is a much more ancient Goddess. The Goddess of Old Europe and Ancient Crete represented the unity of life in nature, delight in the diversity of form, the powers of birth, death and regeneration. In Goddess religion death is not feared, but is understood to be a part of life, followed by birth and renewal. We are not to 'lord' over nature and other creatures. Rather we are all interconnected in the web of life." MORE>>>

thnx to stroinski for the foto of an ancient symbol of the ancient Goddess, the hedgehog

1 comment:

Marjie said...

Thanks. The link was just what was needed.