Thursday, February 22, 2007


Warrior goddesses were invented by War Gods. We’ve scared up little evidence that humans had war before 3000 BC. If we didn’t do war, why would we worship war goddesses? For the first three-fourths of the timeline below, no war. War goddesses pop up only in the last fourth of the chart.

I believe a primary source of war is abandonment of Goddess. If we adore a world with non-stop war, let’s keep our war gods. But if we prefer peace (but still excitement, challenge and lotsa fun and games), we woo back Goddess.

War is the opposite of Goddess. Sure, Goddess is about death, but first She’s birth, life and regeneration. For gosh sake, people, the Great Goddess is a mother! Mothers abhor war -- and anything else that prematurely bites off peoples' lives.

Hey, Jamie! Come quick! Your fave cartoon is on! The warrior Jealous!* He’s gonna bring the bubonic plague down on that city he hates – New York! Then he’s gonna make George Bush kill one of his daughters (George gets to choose which)! After that he’s gonna electrocute a boy who sassed his dad! Quick, I don’t want you to miss this! The whole country says this dude is the one you’re supposed to grow up to be like!”

*“… the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God.” Exodus 34:14
Pic: Athena, after She was turned into a cartoon war character by the War Gods who wiped out the Greek Great-Goddess culture sometime before 3000 BC

1 comment:

Paxton said...

Sounds like you have "warrior" mixed up with "sadist". I'm gonna get all cheesy and quote the Lord of the Rings movies now =P but this is what I think of when I think about warriors.

Frodo Baggins: I can't do this Sam.

Sam Gamgee: I know. It's all wrong. By rights we shouldn't even be here. But we are. It's like in the great stories, Mr. Frodo. The ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger, they were. And sometimes you didn't want to know the end. Because how could the end be happy? How could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad had happened? But in the end, it's only a passing thing, this shadow. Even darkness must pass. A new day will come. And when the sun shines it will shine out the clearer. Those were the stories that stayed with you. That meant something, even if you were too small to understand why. But I think, Mr. Frodo, I do understand. I know now. Folk in those stories had lots of chances of turning back, only they didn't. They kept going. Because they were holding on to something.

Frodo: What are we holding on to Sam?

Sam: That there's some good in this world, Mr. Frodo... and it's worth fighting for.