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Women in Myth

By: Knapp, Bettina Leibowitz, 1926-
Material type: TextTextAlbany, NY State Univ. of New York Press c1997Description: xxii, 270p.; bibliog. notes; bibliog.; indexContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volume ISBN: 0-7914-31694-9Subject(s): 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
Contents:
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
Abstract: '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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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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