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Fierce Feminine Divinities of Eurasia and Latin America

Fierce Feminine Divinities of Eurasia and Latin America

Baba Yaga, Kali, Pombagira, and Santa Muerte
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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.

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    Fierce goddesses; Ka?li?; Slavic fairy tales; liminality; Umbanda; syncretic religions; Women; Mythology; Cross-Cultural; Culture; death; Religion; Religions; Marginality

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Autor: Malgorzata Oleszkiewicz-Peralba
ISBN-13: 9781349560769
ISBN: 1349560766
Einband: Book
Seiten: 204
Gewicht: 262 g
Format: 216x140x11 mm
Sprache: Englisch
Autor: Malgorzata Oleszkiewicz-Peralba
Malgorzata Oleszkiewicz-Peralba is Professor of Latin American Literary and Cultural Studies at the University of Texas at San Antonio, USA. Her publications include The Black Madonna in Latin America and Europe: Tradition and Transformation (2007), and Teatro popular peruano: del precolombino al siglo XX (1995), as well as numerous scholarly book chapters and articles.

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Autor: Malgorzata Oleszkiewicz-Peralba
ISBN-13:: 9781349560769
ISBN: 1349560766
Erscheinungsjahr: 20.01.2018
Verlag: Palgrave Macmillan US
Gewicht: 262g
Seiten: 204
Sprache: Englisch
Auflage 18001, 1st ed. 2015
Sonstiges: Taschenbuch, 216x140x11 mm