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.'
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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