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Gods and Goddesses

M. L. West

in Indo-European Poetry and Myth

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199280759
eISBN:
9780191712913
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280759.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses gods and goddesses in Indo-European poetry. The Indo-Europeans spoke both about ‘the gods’ collectively and about gods as individuals. They perhaps had their different words ... More


Toward a New Model of the Hindu Pantheon: A Report on Twenty-Some Years of Feminist Reflection

Rita M. Gross

in A Garland of Feminist Reflections: Forty Years of Religious Exploration

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520255852
eISBN:
9780520943667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520255852.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter revolves around the author's dissatisfaction with the model of the Hindu pantheon found in most textbooks. The literature on Hinduism presents a model of the Hindu pantheon that is still ... More


Hokkeji and the Reemergence of Female Monastic Orders in Premodern Japan

Lori R. Meeks

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833947
eISBN:
9780824870737
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833947.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Hokkeji, an ancient Nara temple that once stood at the apex of a state convent network established by Queen-Consort Komyo (701–760), possesses a history that in some ways is bigger than itself. Its ... More


The Mother of Qi and Wu Zhao: Connecting to Antiquity, Elevating Mount Song

N. Harry Rothschild

in Emperor Wu Zhao and Her Pantheon of Devis, Divinities, and Dynastic Mothers

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169387
eISBN:
9780231539180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169387.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the role played by the Woman of Tushan in Wu Zhao's political rise. In the second chapter of Sima Qian's Records of the Grand Historian, Qi was the son of Yu the Great, ... More


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