Goddess Essays

  • Aphrodite: The Goddess Of Love

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    Aphrodite was the most beautiful goddess to live. She is the goddess of love, beauty, pleasure and procreation (Simon). The name Aphrodite means “born of the foam” (Wilkinson 38). She was beautiful in terms of looks, but her personality was rather damaged because she was said to be weak and was offended easily (Simon). Aphrodite was a promiscuous goddess, and had multiple affairs with many gods and mortals. This caused her to be unfaithful to many of her lovers. She used her powers to help men charm

  • Buddhist Goddess Vasudhara Analysis

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    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

  • Parvati: The Hindu Goddess Shakti

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    gentle and nurturing aspect of Hindu goddess Shakti. She is the Hindu goddess of love, fertility and devotion. Also, She is the mother goddess in Hinduism and source of power and beauty. She is the perfect incarnation of Adi Para Sakthi. She has many attributes and aspects, each of her aspects is expressed with a different name, giving her over 108 names in regional Hindu mythologies of India. Along with Lakshmi (goddess of wealth and prosperity) and Saraswati (goddess of knowledge and learning), she

  • Japan And The Goddess Of Love Of The Philippines

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    This essay is a comparison of the goddess of love of Japan and the goddess of love of the Philippines. First is Benzaiten the goddess of everything that flows such as love, eloquence, language, wisdom, knowledge, arts, music, good fortune, water, and the sea (thewhitegoddess.com). She is the goddess of love of Japan. According to a website (Japanesegoddessnames.com), Benzaiten was originally a sea goddess or water goddess wherein most of her shrines or images are located near the sea. And for those

  • Aphrodite: The Goddess Of Festility, Love, And Beauty

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    Aphrodite was the goddess of fertility, love, and beauty. Unlike other gods and goddesses; Aphrodite has two completely different stories of origin that end with her in the same place, Mount Olympus. The first is that she was the daughter of one of Zeus's many affairs with women, but in this case it was with Dione who was the goddess of the oak tree. The second and most famous story is that when Cronus had slain his father Uranus and threw his male genitalia into the sea, it dissolved into seafoam

  • Nike Persuasive Speech

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    the goddess of victory (also known by the Roman name Victoria). He says that all men desire her! When a battle is conquered, the victor gets a crown from the Goddess Nike. The man says that anyone who gets a gift of conquer has a pride in himself, because a goddess who rules gave him a prize, fitting for a god. Nike was very popular to mortals, since everybody wanted victory. Olympic athletes would sacrifice to her, as would soldiers before a big battle ("Meet the Greek Gods."). The goddess had the

  • Tripura Sundari: The Goddesses In Hindu Mythology

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    through knowledge we can slowly do away with our ignorance that will help us in reaching self-actualization. Kali Known as the goddess of death, teaches us the lesson that life is ever transitory. The killing is symbolic. She teaches us to kill the desire of the physical world to bring mental peace. It is going from one form to another. Tripura Sundari She is worshipped as a goddess who can be considered as the Aphrodite of the Indian mythology. She is a true beauty but she is also one of the angry goddesses

  • Personal Narrative: Greek Mythology

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    I chose all of these people because they have the right qualities to be the god or goddess they were assigned to. I gathered all the people at my house and explain to them what will happen. They all hastily agreed to my plan. I gave them each a golden cup full of my mixture, and they drank it all promptly. As soon as this happened, the

  • Niagaros Phenomenon: Why Did The Niagara Fall

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    did this phenomenon come to be? Once upon a time, there lived two gods and a goddess, all responsible for the creation of the earth. Each was given a place to rule. Chromeus was the god of the waters. He was very kind and created beautiful bodies of water to surround the lands. Niagaros was the god of the land. He was vengeful and jealous, and barely ever did his work. Rather, he would cause mischief. Lastly was the goddess Arcydia of the sky. She was very beautiful and kind, her long legs and warm

  • Ishtar Archetype

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    perspective, the Mother Goddess is an “archetypal image at work within the human psyche and finds expression in ritual, mythology, art, and also in dreams.” Her functions were associated with agriculture, controller of love, and creator of humankind. The dominant belief is that these are the earliest depictions of life and that there are many Mother Goddesses myths found in all ancient cultures. Mother archetype has different forms such as she is infinite

  • The Role Of Persephone In Greek Mythology

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    best known for the Queen of the Underworld, she is also known for natures control and myth influence on the modern day world. Persephone is the daughter of Zues, King of the gods, and Demeter, goddess of agriculture(Wickersham). Her name is translated to "Kore" which means "maiden" and she is also the goddess of fertility ("EleusianMysteriesCelebrated").As she was growing up, she would travel around the world with her mother. Demeter and Persephone had a close mother- daughter relationship because

  • Theme Of Transformation In Ovid's Metamorphoses

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    It was not uncommon in Ancient Greek and Roman myths for gods to transform humans into animals or objects, or to alter parts of their mortal bodies in some way shape or form. It’s easy to think that end result of these transfigurations was always hurtful or that they were only used as a type of punishment, because who would want to be turned into a flower? However, Ovid demonstrates that these transformations did not always have the detrimental outcome you think they would; he tells stories where

  • Pompeii: Religion And Temples

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    included Jupiter, who was a leader of the gods, who threw thunderbolts from the sky when up set. His wife was Juno, who was a god that was commonly associated with fertility just like the goddess Venus who was also associated with fertility but also of beauty and love that the people of Pompeii placed as their patron goddess of their city. Another god who was considered as fearful as Jupiter was Mars, the god of war.

  • Aphrodite: The Main Causes Of The Trojan War

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    Aphrodite was the most beautiful goddess to live. She is the goddess of love, beauty, pleasure and procreation (Simon). The name Aphrodite means “born of the foam” (Wilkinson 38). She was beautiful in terms of looks, but her personality was rather damaged because she was said to be weak and was offended easily (Simon). Aphrodite was a promiscuous goddess, and had multiple affairs with many gods and mortals. This caused her to be unfaithful to many of her lovers. She used her powers to help men charm

  • Loyalty In The Odyssey

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    During Odysseus’ adventure back home, he gets help from goddess Athene along the way. The goddess stands loyally by Odysseus as she persuaded many gods to be on his side and protected him and got him home safely from his journey. While Odysseus had believed he, “never caught sight of [her] there, on the deck of [his] vessel, helping

  • The Gods And Goddesses In Homer's Odyssey

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    The gods and goddesses in Homer’s Odysseus perform a key role in the characters’ fates. They act as guides in reaching their destinies although sometimes they are petty, cruel and bent towards destruction of the characters. In this case, the gods have conflicting motives other than the main harmonious purpose utilized by those in union. However, the gods are like the human characters by which they influence their lives. The mortals in the story are experiencing some favour from the divine entity

  • John Updike's Rebellion In A & P

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    In many cases, people may be forced by external circumstances to make decisions that they would not have made if such circumstances did not present themselves. The results of such decisions can either have a positive or negative impact on the lives of an individual. Such a case is well presented in the story A &P by John Updike where the major character, Sammy is portrayed to be rebellious. His rebellion appears to have more disadvantages than advantages as it complicates his life in many cases,

  • Character Analysis: All The Pretty Horses

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    Throughout “All the Pretty Horses” by Cormac McCarthy, the main character John Grady Cole is submitted to many evils as he tries to find his own place in the world. In his own personal quest for a happy ending, John represents the idealized cowboy of the Old Wild West uncovering the truth of the violent and deadly landscape he encounters. John Grady attempts to mesh together his romanticised cowboy honor code into a land that concedes nothing to nobility and the only winner is the one who survives

  • Homeric Hymns: Ancient Stereotypes Of Women

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    The Homeric Hymns portray Aphrodite, Athena, Artemis and Hestia as strong females who uphold their own beliefs; challenging the “typical” gender stereotypes of the time period. Women in antiquity were expected to follow and uphold certain societal rules, most of these rules emphasized the gender stereotypes that women were perceived as being. The use of the goddesses powers challenge these societal rules and ideas about women. Aphrodite, Athena, Artemis, and Hestia are portrayed in the Homeric Hymns

  • Moon In A Midsummer Night's Dream Essay

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    and resonates with masculinity, the moon has long been linked with feminine energy. It 's been associated with virginity, purity, infertility and chastity: aspects typically thought of as womanlike in nature. Its patron is the chaste Greek lunar goddess of the hunt, Artemis, who directly contrasts her twin brother Apollo, god of the sun and the arts. The moon is also associated with the feminine element of water, and holds dominion over the tides: it controls their flowing and ebbing, and can either