Women Who Run with the Wolves - Chapter 11, Heat: Retrieving Sacred Sexuality Summary & Analysis

Clarissa Pinkola Estés
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Chapter 11, Heat: Retrieving Sacred Sexuality Summary and Analysis

The heroine in this chapter is a goddess named Baubo, whose image is a grown woman's torso. Her genitals speak, and she sees the world through the nipples of her bosom. She is very witty; her humor is based in the sexually-mature perspective on life. What one might or might not have expected was that the comedy of Baubo is what rescues the mighty mother goddess from depression. Even though Demeter is a powerful goddess, she was despondent from her zealous, but fruitless efforts, to find her daughter, Persephone. Persephone had been taken by Hades, the god of the Underworld.

The goddess Demeter could rescue her daughter from the clutches of this Underworld god who had taken her, with the help from other deities, but found no help there. She grew very sad...

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