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Priestesses
Priestesses
Author: Norma Lorre Goodrich
ISBN-13: 9780060973162
ISBN-10: 0060973161
Publication Date: 11/1990
Pages: 428
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Publisher: Perennial
Book Type: Paperback
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A good book that looks at the concepts of Priestess in a variety of cultures and times. I found it to be very factual without being dry.
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First this book does not have a school library binding as indicated; it is a regular hardback with an attractive dustcover. Second of all, it is a rare and comprehensive look at priestesses throughout history and around the world. Drawing on the works of Joseph Campbell, Robert Graves, Sigmund Freud, Sir James Frazier and other scholars, as well as her own extensive research, Norma Lorre Goodrich brings to light the powerful yet neglected women--priestesses from Asia Minor to Ireland--who influenced the formation of western civilization. Included are the Oracle at Delphi, the Cumaean Sibyl, Hittite Priestesses, the Amazons, Syrian Goddesses, Moon Priestesses, The Vestal Virgins, Iphigenia, The Furies, Medusa, the goddess Hera, Priestesses of the Sea, and many more. Reveals considerable scholarship and yet is highly readable! For students of women's studies, ancient history and literature, mythology and comparative religion......