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.'