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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


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


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 Procession of Lamentation (Dūdūcyā̃cyā̃jātrā)

Axel Michaels

in Siva in Trouble: Festivals and Rituals at the Pasupatinatha Temple of Deopatan

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195343021
eISBN:
9780199866984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195343021.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter examines the Procession of Lamentation (Duducyā̃cyā̃jātrā), a ritual invitation of the goddesses of the Kathmandu valley to celebrate the Vatsalā festival at the Paśupati temple.


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


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