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In a special way the mother is a figure in whom people see great power. The result in religion has been the worship of mother goddesses. Already in the European and Near Eastern Early Paleolithic (40,000–25,000 b.c.), the ability to give life found expression in many female figures with heavily

In: The Encyclopedia of Christianity Online

forced out of her family due to her mother’s anger over her eagerness for Yoshitsune’s return and subsequently died. 9 3.2 The Magical World Part of the reason this drama became so popular is that it is a simple yet beautiful romance that retains the courtly atmosphere of The Tale of Genji . At the same

In: Journal of Religion in Japan

priest and (until recently) a small number of male worshippers once a year, who had to pay a fee and undergo ritual purification before they could visit the island. The site is associated with the Three Goddesses of Munakata. According to mythical chronicles, these goddesses were born out of a

In: Journal of Religion in Japan

herself in particular. By setting Jingū within the Buddhist cosmological understanding of the world and recasting her as the Sacred Mother Bodhisattva, as a manifestation of the Buddha Amitābha, and as a Buddhist universal ruler ( cakravartin ), the author priests of Iwashimizu Hachimangū were able to

In: Journal of Religion in Japan

, she held a “bread baking liturgy” in her house that combined an academic presentation about goddesses in the Old Testament world with the preparation of the “bread of life” (which after some discussion was put into female shapes) and a common meal, which was included as a form of “creative Eucharist

In: Journal of Religion in Japan

Himiko 卑弥呼, the queen of Yamatai-koku 邪馬台国 (Hori 1971: 127). Hori seems to have been using the word shamanistic to identify a wide-range of practitioners, from Japanese mythological goddesses, such as Yamatototohimomosohime no mikoto 倭迹迹日百襲媛命 to the founders of modern new religious movements such as

In: Journal of Religion in Japan

relevant for the reader to know that I wrote a book about south Indian goddesses and Mary, Divine Mother, Blessed Mother: Hindu Goddesses and the Virgin Mary (2005). In it I studied three Goddess hymns and drew my study of them into the context of a Catholic Christian theological refl ection on three Marian

In: Social Sciences and Missions

the coffin. She is found painted on the inside of coffin lids in the Middle Kingdom (Figure 3), where her protective body covers the deceased. Mortuary Goddesses of Ancient Egypt Nut As the mother of the gods in their celestial forms, Nut gives birth each morning to the sun-god and

In: Journal of Religion in Africa

goddesses were depicted in black as a symbol of the fertile earth, signifying their role as earth-mother: there was a Black Demeter in Arcadia, according to Pausanias; other examples include Cybele/Artemis and Isis. 12 Black Madonnas are found at Lyons, Naples and Tindari in Sicily – all three are sites of

In: Ecclesiology

religion was suppressed by patriarchal invaders “at the beginning of history”: the goddesses that we fi nd in various cultures are ‘aspects’ of the primordial Great (Mother) Goddess. 95 In the ‘thealogy’ pro- posed by the goddess spirituality movement, the focus seems to be mainly on the one (mother

In: Journal of Religion in Europe