The Hersperides were the goddess-nymphs of the evening and the golden light of sunsets. The Hersperides were Aegle which means sunlight, Erythea which means Red, Arethusa which means War-Swift, Hesperethusa which means Evening-Swift, Hespera which means Evening, Lipara which means Perservence, Asterope which means Starry-Faced, Chrysothemis which means Golden Custom. They were the keepers of certain precious valuables of the gods. They were also the goddesses of the garden of the golden apples in outermost West.
Mothers are caring, loving, thoughtful, borchering ,and always protected from malicious people and things. These adjectives describe not only the general mother archetype, but make them significant and important. The mother archetype is one of the most important archetypes. The mother archetype stands for all mothers, and their role in playing their mothering parts. This is not only special to that archetype, but explains why it is one.
Archetype Essay An archetype is the original pattern which are repeated over time. Two major archetypes are Character and Situational. The Character Archetype I chose was the White Goddess.
A quinceanera is the celebration of a fifteen year old girl’s birthday that is celebrated in Hispanic cultures. This birthday is a very special birthday from all the other birthdays because it marks a girl’s transition from childhood to young adulthood. It is a social and religious event that emphasizes the importance of society and family in a young woman’s life. The celebration isn’t just about celebrating the girl for her maturity. It is also about celebrating the girl’s family as well as her godparents.
As a result, this carved a path for future females pursuing positions of leadership. Throughout Hatshepsut’s lifetime, she commissioned the building of many different temples dedicated to powerful female goddesses (Cooney 225). These stunning works of architecture stood standing for years after Hatshepsut’s death, and they kept her ideas and hopes of equality for women alive, even after her death. These temples kept the image of female power relevant even after the destruction of Hatshepsut’s legacy and as a result, created a more accepting society. Additionally, a few of the stories concerning Hatshepsut’s divine legitimacy survived the destruction of her images and texts.
This also shows that women in early Japanese life were of high importance, and equal to men. Not only were they there for fertility and giving life, but they were also seen as rulers, warriors, and most importantly in control. Women were considered equal in the Shinto culture. Amaterasu is a very kind and calm goddess. She is very powerful, intimidating, and most of all well-liked.
Greek Goddess - Eris "On the fields of friendly strife are sown the seeds that on other days and other fields will bear fruits of victory," once declared Douglas MacArthur. By this being said, it relates to the Greek goddess Eris in a variety of ways. Therefore, Eris is correlated with strife, her family members, an apple, and the Trojan War. The goddess, Eris, plays a major role in Greek mythology.
Isis was another goddess that the ancient Egyptians believed in. She was the patron of health, marriage, magic, commoners, nature, and wisdom to the ancient Egyptians. Her affiliation with these aspects of life, especially magic and health, made Isis pivotal to the ancient Egyptian religion and the ancient Egyptian culture. Isis is described as a woman who adorns a headdress shaped like a throne who holds a Ankh in her hand. An Ankh is an object which resembles a cross but having a loop at the top.
The Buddhist Goddess Vasudhara, translated Vasundhara, is a sculpture from Nepal during the late twelfth century, now in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Vasudhara is most commonly known for her wealth prosperity, and abundance. This piece is recognizably from Nepal because of the six-armed form of Vasudhara which is almost exclusively found in Nepal. This sculpture originated in India but has been adapted by the Nepalese people. Vasudhara is also known as the Goddess Lakshmi, however, she goes by many other names as well.
In memory of the Golden Age of Rome, each year the Saturnalia was observed on December 17 at his temple on the Forum Romanum. This temple, below the Capitoline Hill, contained the Royal Treasury and is one of the oldest in Rome. The Saturnalia was one of the major events of the year. Originally only one day, it was later extended to seven days. During this festival, business was suspended, the roles of master and slaves were reversed, moral restrictions were loosened and gifts were exchanged.
In The Power of Myth, Chapter Six, it discusses the “goddess” role in the past and present society. The conversation starts off with Campbell telling Moyers that the goddess symbol is throughout the world. He talks about the goddess role being a “sublimation of mythology” and dives deeper into the subject of the goddess symbol. The goddess image, according to Campbell, is “the prime parent, or source” of an infant and therefore is depicted in stories as a heavenly figure, such as the Mother Earth and Goddess Nut in Egypt.
They celebrated both her return to our world and her descent into the underworld. Libera was considered Persephone’s city, however the Eleusinian’s had the most evidence of ceremonies’ held in her honor. Eleusis was thought to be Demeter’s city, but would celebrate twice a year in honor of Persephone and her decent to the underworld and return to our world. The first festival would take place during the spring and was called the festival of Kore. The second took place during the end of fall, when they would prepare for the drought caused by Persephone’s return to the underworld (Grant, 131-133).
Yule, Winter Solstice, Dec-Jan; Imbolc February 2nd; Ostara, March 19-22; Beltane, May 1st; Litha, Summer Solstice June; Lughnasadh, August 1st; and Mabon, September. (The Celtic Connection 2001). In these festival gatherings there is singing, dancing, and
Ancient polytheistic societies incorporated religious ideas which involved a plethora of gods and goddesses, of which many were linked to certain human appeals or sacrifices. Similarities between various groups such as Roman, Greek, and other Near Eastern deities typified the universal ideology that gods and goddesses controlled the world and were often associated with elemental forces as well as fertility and love (Damrosch & Pike, 2009, p. 17-18). Appealing to goddesses for crops and provisions was a common characteristic of people during ancient times since it was commonly believed that the continuance of life and avoidance of disfavor depended on the goddesses’ connective interactions with humanity. As noted in both Egyptian and Babylonian