. . intriguing stories full of struggles, emotions,
heartache, and endurance. Think of any of these
legendary ladies and stories of adventure, passion,
and revenge come to mind. In antiquity the goddess
myths played much the same role that soap operas do
in our times.
Filled with action,
power plays, love affairs, success and the agony of
defeat, the goddess myths do much more than simply
entertain -- they once instructed and shaped the
world around them, teaching what is normal,
acceptable, and likely to be rewarded (or punished).
status was automatically thrust upon a goddess.
Stories featuring quiet, docile goddesses were as
popular as those starring a voluptuous, seductive
one. Goddess myths didn't always have happy endings
either, tragedies as well as comedies were frequent
Above all else,
both then and now, the goddess myths shed light upon
human nature and the struggle to be whole in body,
mind, and soul.
understanding that results when we
intellectually grasp the meaning
of the goddess
myths can be both powerful and healing.