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Goddesses and Cultural Ideals of Women

How do goddesses affect a culture's ideals for women?

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The Female Divine & Ideals about Women

What is the female divine? The female divine is that particular study both cultural and theological that explores the deism and divinity attributed to and associated to being female and to womanhood. The standard practice in relation to attributing gender to the gods and deities contests that the most powerful are the Male gods - they are creator and saviour, punisher and giver at the same time (the Abrahamic God, Odin, Zeus, etc.). But many cultures have ideas that are the opposite ...

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The solution provides a short discussion on how ideas of goddesses from myths affect, influence and create cultural ideals and notions of women and womanhood. It also lists references for further studies of the topic. A word version is also attached.