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Knapp, Bettina Leibowitz, 1926-

Women in Myth - Albany, NY State Univ. of New York Press c1997 - xxii, 270p.; bibliog. notes; bibliog.; index

Enuma Elish is a Babylonian version of the Sumerian creation myth of the power struggle between female and male principles, in which Tiamat, the primordial mother, is dismembered by Marduk.. Mothers and Daughters: Herodias and Salome. Dido was the founder of Carthage; Camilla was an Amazon. Chinese goddesses discussed: Nu-Kua; Hsi Wang Mu; Ch'ang-O; Kuan Yin

1. Isis: harmony of flesh/spirit/logos. 2. Enuma Elish: the feminine maligned. 3. Deborah: judge/prophet/poet/military leader. 4. Euripides' Iphigenia: marriage or sacrificial altar?. 5. Herodias/ Salome: mother/daughter identification. 6. Virgil's Aeneid: let us sing of arms and women--Dido and Camilla. 7. Japan's sun goddess: the divine Amaterasu. 8. China's fragmented goddess images. 9. The Ramayana: Sita sanctified

'In Women in Myth, Bettina L. Knapp explores the role played by women in ancient societies through analysis of specific myths from nine different lands.'

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Women in Mythology
Mythology--Psychological aspects
Women and religion
Isis
Creation--Mythology
Mythology, Sumerian
Deborah (Biblical judge)
Euripides
Iphigenia
Sacrifice, Human
Salome
Mothers and Daughters
Virgil: Aeneid
Dido
Carthage (Extinct city)
Amazons
Amaterasu (Shinto deity)
Sun (in religion, folklore, etc.)
Goddesses, Japanese
Goddesses, Egyptian
Goddesses, Chinese
Hindu goddesses
Mythology, Hindu
Ramayana
Sita
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