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Like Mother, Like Son: Hanuman, Goddesses, and Women

Philip Lutgendorf

in Hanuman's Tale: The Messages of a Divine Monkey

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195309225
eISBN:
9780199785391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309225.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Whereas Hanuman is sometimes alleged to be primarily a “men's deity”, this chapter takes a fresh look at his cult through the lens of gender relations and of discourses about sexuality and its ... More


Playing Host to Deity: Festival Religion in the South Indian Tradition

Paul Younger

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195140446
eISBN:
9780199834907
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195140443.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In the South Indian religious tradition, there are grand ten‐day festivals held each year in the streets around the temples, mosques, and churches. This tradition is found not only inTamil Nadu and ... More


Deity: Myth and Gender

David Leeming

in Myth: A Biography of Belief

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195142884
eISBN:
9780199834402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195142888.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The concept of Deity is central to the way humans see themselves and their societies; a strong father god reflects one kind of culture while a nurturing mother goddess reflects another. The way we ... More


Dance and Trance in a New World: A Māriyammaṉ Festival in Guyana

Paul Younger

in Playing Host to Deity: Festival Religion in the South Indian Tradition

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195140446
eISBN:
9780199834907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195140443.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The most thorough recreation of the South Indian tradition of worship anywhere in the diaspora took place in Guyana when large numbers of indentured laborers were taken there in the middle of the ... More


The Goddess of Koṭuṅkaḷūr: A Festival of the Wild Goddess of Ancient Kerala

Paul Younger

in Playing Host to Deity: Festival Religion in the South Indian Tradition

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195140446
eISBN:
9780199834907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195140443.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The festival of Kotunkalur, the ancient capital of Kerala, engages the worshipers with the Goddess of that region described in the Cilappatikaram epic as Kannaki. This Goddess is understood as ... More


Wandering and Romance With Lord Raṅkanātaṉ: The Ati or “Original” Festival in Śrīraṅkam

Paul Younger

in Playing Host to Deity: Festival Religion in the South Indian Tradition

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195140446
eISBN:
9780199834907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195140443.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The Ati or “Original” festival of Srirankam brings an ancient festival tradition into the ritual cycle of one of the most sophisticated temple traditions in all of India. The festival image of Visnu ... More


The Family of Śivaṉ in the Kāvēri River Valley: The Traditions of the Tiruvāṉaikkā Temple

Paul Younger

in Playing Host to Deity: Festival Religion in the South Indian Tradition

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195140446
eISBN:
9780199834907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195140443.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The festivals of the Tiruvnaikka temple in the fertile Kaveri River valley reflect the concerns of the landlord Velala caste and the Cola dynasty when, as their many inscriptions show, they joined ... More


Dance and Trance in the Presence of Māriyammaṉ: The Festival of Māriyammaṉ of Samayapuram

Paul Younger

in Playing Host to Deity: Festival Religion in the South Indian Tradition

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195140446
eISBN:
9780199834907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195140443.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The most basic of the festival styles seems to be the one associated with the independent Goddesses or Ammans who are thought to have special sakti (power). Mariyamman is the bestknown of this class ... More


Robert Graves and The White Goddess: Chatterton Lecture On Poetry

Fran Brearton

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 131, 2004 Lectures

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263518
eISBN:
9780191734021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263518.003.0010
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This lecture discusses The White Goddess, a novel written by Robert Graves that was first published in May 1948. It is an intellectual and difficult book that has a toehold in many academic ... More


Devī

Arvind Sharma

in Modern Hindu Thought: An Introduction

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195676389
eISBN:
9780199081974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195676389.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

The ultimate reality can be depicted as a feminine principle or devī, drawing attention to the Goddess tradition and its role in modern Hinduism. This has various manifestations such as Kālī the ... More


The Source of Desire Seeks the End of Desire (Prometheus Unbound, Act II)

Barbara Charlesworth Gelpi

in Shelley’s Goddess: Maternity, Language, Subjectivity

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195073843
eISBN:
9780199855179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195073843.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

The chapter analyzes the second act of Shelley’s play, “Prometheus Unbound.” In this section, the actions and experiences of the act’s two female protagonists, Asia and Panthea, are recounted and ... More


The Unity of the Divine

Daniel S. Richter

in Cosmopolis: Imagining Community in Late Classical Athens and the Early Roman Empire

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199772681
eISBN:
9780199895083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199772681.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

As a system, polytheism can integrate outsiders into its pantheon when necessary. However, the “logic” of polytheism excludes the possibility of the existence of another pantheon; by virtue of its ... More


The Heart of the Yogini: The Yoginihrdaya, a Sanskrit Tantric Treatise

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199982325
eISBN:
9780199369966
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199982325.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This book is the first English translation of the Yoginīhṛdaya, “The Heart of the Yoginī,” an important twelfth-century Sanskrit ritual and religious text of the Śrīvidyā, one of the main schools of ... More


A Feminist Boomerang: The Great Goddess of Greek Prehistory†

Lauren E. Talalay

in Sex and Difference in Ancient Greece and Rome

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748613199
eISBN:
9780748651016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748613199.003.0017
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Although women's roles in prehistory have been the subject of debate for well over a century, interest in gender ideology has emerged in the archaeological literature only within the last decade. ... More


Commentary

Robert Maltby (ed.)

in Terence: Phormio

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780856686061
eISBN:
9781800342743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780856686061.003.1111
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter provides the commentary for the play Phormio, which was written by Terence. It mentions that Phormio is the only play of Terence that does not retain the original Greek title, while in ... More


Freud's India: Sigmund Freud and India's First Psychoanalyst Girindrasekhar Bose

Alf Hiltebeitel

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190878375
eISBN:
9780190878405
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190878375.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism, Religion and Literature

This first three chapters or first third of this book documents the ups and downs in the conflictual correspondence between Sigmund Freud and India’s first psychoanalyst, Girindrasekhar Bose. They ... More


Hinglaj Devi: Identity, Change, and Solidification at a Hindu Temple in Pakistan

Jürgen Schaflechner

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780190850524
eISBN:
9780190850555
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190850524.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

The shrine of the Goddess Hinglaj is located in the desert of Balochistan, Pakistan, about 215 kilometers west of the city of Karachi. Notwithstanding its ancient Hindu and Muslim history, the ... More


Looking for Mary Magdalene: Alternative Pilgrimage and Ritual Creativity at Catholic Shrines in France

Anna Fedele

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199898404
eISBN:
9780199980130
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199898404.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book provides a detailed ethnography of alternative pilgrimages to Catholic shrines in contemporary France that are dedicated to Saint Mary Magdalene or house black Madonna statues. Based on ... More


The Return of the Goddess

Rosemary Radford Ruether

in Goddesses and the Divine Feminine: A Western Religious History

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520231467
eISBN:
9780520940413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231467.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

In the early 1970s, sectors of the new women's movement, seeking a feminist spirituality, began to reclaim the ideas of original matriarchy and the primacy of a female deity. Two books published in ... More


The Lost Connection with The Feminine

Anna Fedele

in Looking for Mary Magdalene: Alternative Pilgrimage and Ritual Creativity at Catholic Shrines in France

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199898404
eISBN:
9780199980130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199898404.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter describes the first gathering of each pilgrimage group and explores the way in which the trip forms part of the pilgrims’ quest for the feminine. The most important meta-empirical beings ... More


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