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Ancient Mirrors of Womanhood - Chapter 56, Lia Summary & Analysis

Merlin Stone
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Chapter 56, Lia Summary and Analysis

This account comes from the southeast of Australia, an area now known as New South Wales. Lia is a Goddess who looks down upon the parched earth and sees that the Goanna people are not living as the Mother of Life had intended. She quickly becomes the chief's wife and works alongside the women of the tribe. Each day, the women venture out into the desert to find roots for dinner while the men disappear to parts unknown. The men return at dusk carrying one skin of water for all the women to share. It is not enough to quench their thirst; it barely moistens their parched lips. One night, Lia asks her husband where he finds the water that he brings to the women. He laughs as he pulls out his own water skin and tells her that the source of the...

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