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Women, androgynes, and other mythical beasts

By: O'Flaherty, Wendy Doniger
Material type: TextTextChicago University of Chicago Press c1980Description: xviii, 382p.; ill.; bibliog. notes; bibliog.; index and glossaryContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volume ISBN: 0226618498Subject(s): Mythology, Hindu | Sex | Animals, Mythical | Androgyny (Psychology)LOC classification: BL2001.2 .O36
Contents:
1 Introduction. 2 Sexual fluids. 3 Gods and goddesses in opposition. 4 Cows and mares. 5 Androgynes
Abstract: '...a study of sexual metaphors and animal symbols used in Indian mythology to express religious concepts about the relationships between men and women, parents and children, gods and goddesses, and humans and deities. The analysis attempts to understand these dominant themes as they occur in myths, rituals, and other cultural manifestations throughout the ancient world and in our own contemporary culture.'
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1 Introduction. 2 Sexual fluids. 3 Gods and goddesses in opposition. 4 Cows and mares. 5 Androgynes

'...a study of sexual metaphors and animal symbols used in Indian mythology to express religious concepts about the relationships between men and women, parents and children, gods and goddesses, and humans and deities. The analysis attempts to understand these dominant themes as they occur in myths, rituals, and other cultural manifestations throughout the ancient world and in our own contemporary culture.'

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