Women and Goddesses in Myth and Sacred Text: An Anthology / Edition 1

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This cross-cultural primary source reader, provides an opportunity for readers to examine, compare and contrast the role of major female figures in Western, non-Western, major and indigenous religions.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321244321
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 12/30/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 609,102
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents




Timeline of Women and Goddesses.

1. Isis.

The Egyptian Pantheon.


Selections from The Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead in in Plutarch's Moralia.

2. Inanna.

The Sumerian Pantheon.


Selections from Inanna: Queen of Heaven.

3. Tiamat.

The Babylonian Pantheon.


Selections from The Babylonian Creation.<

4. Demeter and Persephone.

The Greek Pantheon.


The Homeric Hymn to Demeter.

5. Circe.


Book X of Homer's Odyssey.

6. Medea.



7. Sita.

Sita's Family Tree.


Selections from the Ramayana.

8. Kali.


Selections from the Devi-Mahatmya.

9. Amaterasu.

Amaterasu's Family Tree.


Selections from the Kojiki.

10. Kuan Yin.


Selections from The Legend of Miao-Shan.

11. Lilith.


Selections from The Alphabet of Ben Sira.

12. Eve.


Selections from Genesis.

13. Virgin Mary.


Selections from The Gospel According to Luke.

14. Hawwa.


Selections from the Qur'an.

15. Maryam.


Selections from the Qur'an.

16. Oshun.


Selections from the Ifa Divination.

17. White Buffalo Woman.


White Buffalo Woman in American Indian Myths and Legends.

18. Corn Mother.


Corn Mother in American Indian Myths and Legends.

General Bibliography.

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