Thursday, March 24, 2011

It figures...

Fertility Goddess Asherah: Was 'God's Wife' Edited Out of the Bible?

Didn't she "enhance" the plot?
Perhaps she outshone the male protagonist?
More power to the "uppity female"!

6 comments:

ॐ Rabbit said...

Reminds me of Tori's song "Muhammed My Friend"

Diandra said...

This might be an interesting question for comparative religious studies or maybe philosophers, but honestly... for my everyday life it is of little importance. Myths change, rites change, lives change... and so do gods and goddesses. Take Ostara, for example... research indicates she was "invented" in the 19th century, and yet she is a really powerful (and much-loved) goddess these days...

Pat Tillett said...

Food for thought!
It's all a fairytale to me anyway...

Charlotte Lynelle said...

It seems like a huge assumption.

Personally, when I read that, I immediately thought of Sophia-- the Holy Spirit/ wisdom-- and how her sex was removed from the bible, as well as the importance of her role. I used to be a Gnostic Christian, which is the oldest Christian path as far as I know.

Redschilds are people too said...

Are those tulips in the front picture? or lilies?
grins

Nariane said...

@Rabbit - I don't know that song. *off to youtube*

@Diandra - It would be an interesting in an unbiased discussion - sadly I think too much baggage come with it.

@Pat - there are many ways to interpret the world none less valid than another.

@Charlotte - it is a rather huge assumption much discussion could come of it. It seems though that women need to be more proactive everywhere. No?

@Reds - daffodils actually. *grins back*