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Ancient Mirrors of Womanhood Study Guide & Plot Summary

Merlin Stone
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Ancient Mirrors of Womanhood is a comprehensive collection of Goddess legends and rituals from all over the world. The book is part history text, part anthropological record, and part anthology. It covers the tales from ancient civilizations, prehistoric tribes, and modern adaptations.

Every corner of the earth is covered and presented in Ancient Mirrors of Womanhood. From China to North America, from Scandinavia to Egypt, the Goddess legends teach the importance of respecting the earth. From the Sumerians to the Celts, from the Japanese to the Hellenic Greeks, the images of motherhood are held sacred. The wisdom of respect, humility and bravery emerge from Africa and ancient Anatolia.

Fragments of ancient tablets and long lost scrolls of papyri provide the prayers and descriptions of rituals. Temple inscriptions, cave murals, and collective memories provide the legends and myths of the world's Goddesses. Obscure rituals and lesser-known Goddesses are the basis for this book, while rare details of the more popular goddesses are also included. The book explores the effects of migrations of peoples and their interactions with one another on Goddess reverence. Ancient Goddess images that were suppressed or distorted by men and the dominant world religions are once again revealed in their original glory.

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