Fierce Feminine Divinities of Eurasia and Latin America
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Fierce Feminine Divinities of Eurasia and Latin America

Baba Yaga, Kali, Pombagira, and Santa Muerte
 Previously published in hardcover
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ISBN-13:
9781349560769
Einband:
Previously published in hardcover
Erscheinungsdatum:
20.01.2018
Seiten:
204
Autor:
Malgorzata Oleszkiewicz-Peralba
Gewicht:
262 g
Format:
216x140x11 mm
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

In this provocative book, Malgorzata Oleszkiewicz-Peralba examines untamed feminine divinities from around the world. Although distant geographically, these divine figures are surprisingly similar-representing concepts of liminality, outsiderhood, and structural inferiority, embodied in the divine feminine. These strong, independent, unrestrained figures are connected to the periphery and to magical powers, including power over sexuality, transformation, and death. Oleszkiewicz-Peralba offers a study of the origin and worship of four feminine deities across cultures and continents: the Slavic Baba Yaga, the Hindu Kali, the Brazilian Pombagira, and the Mexican Santa Muerte. Although these divinities have often been marginalized through dismissal, demonization, and dulcification, they continue to be extremely attractive, as they empower their devotees confronting them with the ultimate reality of transience and death. Oleszkiewicz-Peralba examines how these sacred icons have been adapted and transformed across time and place.