The sister and also wife of Zeus, the king of the gods, Hera may be the most well known of the goddesses. The Titans of the Ocean along with the Tethys raised Hera ( Hamilton 28 ). Most people knew Ilithyia , Hera’s daughter, for her help of women through childbirth. Hera held the city of Argos sacred along with the peacock and cow. In Roman mythology, the name of Hera was changed to Juno, queen of goddesses ( Pinset 20 ).
Throughout history beauty has remained a prevalent and dominate role in society. People, especially women, have strived to replicate society’s ideas of utmost beauty. Although today might be considered the age of materialistic beauty every era each had its one definition of beauty and created products and accessories to adorn themselves with. Every age is impacted by the idealistic concept of beauty. During the periods of 5000 BCE and 1500 AD the concept of beauty evolved and changed within each region because of the evolving religions and social ideas.
After giving a thought in the Atharva Vedic saying, it is concluded that Devi is the supreme Mother. She is All that is to be seen, visualized and understood. She is the Primal cause of this universe at flux. Durga is to be revered with Bhakti, with Puja and Archana and through the specific Anushtthannas. To conclude, Durga is the beauty of Vishnu, creativity of Brahma and the Tandava of Rudra.
Since female plants and animals were directly responsible for the birth of new life, people worshipped female deities to ensure that the earthly cycle of life was maintained in proper balance. One such goddess can be found in Japanese mythology. The most ancient of Japanese deities, Amaterasu is the goddess of the sun. She is also the ruler of the gods and the universe. She is revered and given considerable praise, evidenced by the fact the Japanese imperial family traces its lineage directly to the Goddess Amaterasu.
Throughout history, women have been looked upon as sources of beauty. From medieval times, the women that are remembered and well-documented in poetry and story-telling are presumably all one thing: beautiful. A woman’s beauty does not simply represent their physical beauty, but the knowledge, power, personality, and even hardships that woman has endured. Strong, significant women from this time and prior periods have entire works of literature dedicated to their beauty and appearance. Goddesses, such as Aphrodite or Venus, the Virgin Mary, Nature; these women are central figures in the beginning of the Anno Domini era, through medieval literature, all the way to present day.
The goddesses made the women the creator of life (Nekhbet), the giver of love (Hathor), judger of the truth (Ma’ at), made the women a guardian (Nut), possessor of courage (Sekhmet), and many more qualities and roles in society that are beyond priceless. Femininity and the love for the goddesses has the utmost regard in the Egyptian
Hinduism has always been an assortment of highly diverse beliefs and rituals. It has always been the belief in the cycle of birth, death, and rebirth, also known as samsara, with various gods and goddesses responsible for a variety of situations throughout a Hindu’s life. Back when Hinduism was just beginning to emerge, the Hindu’s stressed personal devotion to a deity. These deities were gods and goddesses who could either help or harm the Hindu’s when asked. There is a variety of deities in the Hindu religion and Devi was considered their universal mother along with her legendary forms.
The Church of Aphrodite, as it plainly says in its name, is dedicated to the worship of the greek goddess Aphrodite (Alder). In Greek mythology, Aphrodite is seen as the goddess of love, and often the physical kind (Davis 200). She is also seen as the goddess of beauty and has a great connection to the ancient Eastern fertility goddess (Davis 200). In Egyptian mythology Isis was the goddess of fertility, and she also resembled the devout, perfect wife (Davis 89). Isis also represented mystery and magic, for she was able to resurrect her murdered husband Osiris (Davis 89).
I would like to discuss the main ideas on which this religion is based, the way in which it has come back a full circle and also its adjusting to this modern American society full of many other religions having different ideologies. Within a few thousand years the first recognizable human society developed worship of the ‘Great Goddess’ or ‘Great Mother’. For these people, deity was female. The importance of fertility in crops, domesticated animals, wild animals and in the tribe itself was of paramount importance to their survival. Thus, the Female life-giving principle was considered divine and an enigma.
By listening minster information, king kaushika was disappointed and order to them that ‘offer her anything which she wants or bring her by force to me.’ Minister again went to Mahadevi’s home to inform king’s order. The parent’s of mahadevi know that if they refuse they put to death. Finally she wed him by putting three conditions that he would not intercept in her worship of Shiva, should not touch her without her permission and she serves to her guru as she likes’. If Kaushika violate three rules, she shall leave the king and palace. King accepted her proposal.