Goddesses Who Rule by Elisabeth Benard, Beverly Moon

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By Elisabeth Benard, Beverly Moon

Goddesses usually are categorized as one-dimensional forces of nature or fertility. In studying a few goddesses whose basic function is sovereignty, this quantity unearths the wealthy range of goddess traditions. Drawn from quite a few cultural and historic settings, the goddesses defined right here contain Inanna of old Sumer, Oshun of Nigeria, and Cihuacoatl of pre-historical the USA.

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Nilsson, Martin P. 1976. Die Religion Griechenlands bis aufdiegriechische Weltherrschaft. Vol. i of Geschichte dergriechischen Religion. ) Munich: Beck. ] Reynolds, Joyce M. 1982. Aphrodisias and Rome. (Journal of Roman Studies Monographs, i). London: Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies. 1980. , 24]: 70-84. APHRODITE, ANCESTOR OF KINGS 31 Rose, H. J. 1924. "Anchises and Aphrodite," The Classical Quarterly 18:11 ff. Schilling, Robert. 1954. La religion romaine de Venus. Paris: E. de Boccard.

As a result of this and other defeats, the Romans turned to Aphrodite for help. Not only did they see themselves as her descendants, but they associated her with the power of victory in war. After the slaughter at Trasimene, a state ceremony was celebrated for three days to appeal to the twelve highest Roman gods, including for the first time Venus. At the same time, consultation of the Sibylline Books, ancient books of prophecy, led the dictator Q. Fabius Maximus to build Venus Erycina a temple on the Capitol.

Vol. 2). pt. 2. Zurich: Artemis. Neumer-Pfau, Wiltrud. 1982. Studien zur Ikonographie und gesellschaftlichen Funktion hellenistischer Aphrodite-Statuen. Habelts Dissertationsdrucke: Reihe Klassische Archaologie, 18. Bonn: Rudolf Habelt. Nilsson, Martin P. 1976. Die Religion Griechenlands bis aufdiegriechische Weltherrschaft. Vol. i of Geschichte dergriechischen Religion. ) Munich: Beck. ] Reynolds, Joyce M. 1982. Aphrodisias and Rome. (Journal of Roman Studies Monographs, i). London: Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies.

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