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Oleszkiewicz-Peralba

Fierce Feminine Divinities of Eurasia and Latin America

Baba Yaga, Kali, Pombagira, and Santa Muerte
1st ed. 2015 2018. Buch. xiv, 188 S.: Bibliographien. Softcover
Palgrave Macmillan ISBN 978-1-349-56076-9
Format (B x L): 14 x 21,6 cm
Gewicht: 268 g
In englischer Sprache
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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