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Bibliography of Research Sources

When God Was Also a Woman Sources


Gimbutas, Marija. 1993. The Civilization of the Goddess: The World of Old Europe. San Francisco: Harpersanfrancisco.

Her Place in Religion and History Sources


Absher, Tom. 1990. Men and the Goddess: Feminine Archetypes in Western Literature. Rochester, Vt.: Park Street Press.


Bowker, John. 2006. The Oxford Dictionary of World Religions. Norwalk, Conn.: Easton Press.


Christ, Carol P. 1990. The chapter on "Symbols of Goddess and God in Feminist Theology" from The Book of the Goddess Past and Present. Olson, Carl. Ed. New York: Crossroad.


Dodge, Edward. 2021. The History of the Goddess from the Ice Age to the Bible. Waterville, OR: Trine Day, LLC.


Lacher, Irene. 1990. "She Worship: Return of the Great Goddess." Los Angeles Times. September 19, 1990. https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1990-09-19-vw-721-story.html.

Marija Gimbutas. 1993. The Civilization of the Goddess: The World of Old Europe. San Francisco: Harpersanfrancisco.


Gelberman, Joseph. 1999. Kabbalah as I See It. The New Seminary.


Graham, Lanier. 1997. Goddesses in Art. New York: Artabras.

Jordan, Michael. 2002. Encyclopedia of Gods: Over 2,500 Deities of the World. London: Kyle Cathie.


Monaghan, Patricia. 1998. The New Book of Goddesses & Heroines. St. Paul: Llewellyn Publications.

MuténBurleigh. 1997. Return of the Great Goddess: 1999 Engagement Calendar. New York: Stewart, Tabori & Chang.


Raver, Miki. 2013. Listen to Her Voice: Women of the Hebrew Bible. Cork: BookBaby.


Shlain, Leonard. 1999. The Goddess Versus The Alphabet. New York: Penguin.


Stone, Merlin. 2014. When God Was a Woman. Orlando: Harcourt, Inc.


Telesco, Patricia. 2014. 365 Goddess: A Daily Guide to the Magic and Inspiration of the Goddess. HarperCollins e-Books.


Young, Serinity. 1999. An Anthology of Sacred Texts by and about Women. New York, NY: Crossroad.‌

Find Her in Public History Sources


Crerar, Belinda, and British Museum. 2022. Feminine Power: The Divine to the Demonic. London: The British Museum Press.


Fischer, Hartwig, 2022. "Director's Foreward." In Feminine Power: The Divine to the Demonic. Crerar, Belinda.Author. Museum. London: The British Museum Press.


"National Council on Public History." n.d. Accessed August 26, 2022. https://ncph.org/.

Museums As Sacred Spaces Sources


Bettina Messias Carbonell. 2012. Museum Studies: An Anthology of Contexts. Malden, Ma: Wiley-Blackwell.

"The Citi Exhibition Feminine Power: The Divine to the Demonic." n.d. Google Arts & Culture. Accessed August 25, 2022. https://artsandculture.google.com/story/the-citi-exhibition-feminine-power-the-divine-to-the-demonic-the-british-museum/IQWRh2dBuTwVTA?hl=en.


Duncan, Carol. 1995. Civilizing Rituals: Inside Public Art Museums. London: Routledge.


Lewis, Geoffrey D. 2019. "Museum | Definition, History, Types, & Operation." In Encyclopædia Britannica. https://www.britannica.com/topic/museum-cultural-institution.

McGilchrist, Nigel. 2022. "The Artistic Legacy of Ancient Greece." Smithsonian Associates. August 6, 2022.

Feminine Power Exhibit

‌Aurora, Greta. 2022. "Feminine Power: A Journey through Millennia of the Divine Feminine at the British Museum." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTA3DE_ib64.

Connecting with Goddess Statues - Meet Tyche-Fortuna


Editors. "Fortuna | Roman Goddess." 2019. In Encyclopædia Britannica. https://www.britannica.com/topic/Fortuna-Roman-goddess.


Love, Butterflies in Folklore:, Death, and the Soul-Icy Sedgwick says. 2020. "Meet Fortuna, Goddess of Luck, Abundance, and Fate." Icy Sedgwick. March 7, 2020. https://www.icysedgwick.com/fortuna/.

Goddess Pantheon Sources


Barstow, Ann L. Author. 1990. The chapter "The Prehistorical Goddes" in The Book of Goddesses Past and Present. New York: The Crossroads Publishing Company.


Brockway, Laurie Sue. 2020. The Goddess Pages: 36 Divine Females to Guide You to More Love, Success, and Happiness.


Brockway, Laurie Sue. 2019. Discover the Wisdom and the Strength of the Divine Feminine. NY: Goddess Communications. 

Famous Goddesses in New York Museums Sources


Artemis Sources

Artemis quote: Edith Hamilton, Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes (New York: Grand Central Publishing, 1999), "I sing of Artemis," from Homeric Hymn XXVII.


Some Artemis mythology is adapted from Nancy Hathaway's The Friendly Guide to Mythology (New York: Viking/Penguin, 2001).


Hathor Sources


Hathor quote: Wilson Pip, "Hathor: Egyptian Goddess of Sky—and Terror," Wilson's Almanac, www.wilsonsalmanac.com/goddess _hathor.html. Attributed to a "Hymn to the Goddess Hathor, Egypt, 18th Dynasty."


Time-Life Books, What Life Was Like on the Banks of the Nile: Egypt 3050–30 BC (Alexandria, VA: Time-Life Books, 1995).


Normandi Ellis. Feasts of Light: Celebrations for the Seasons of Life, based on Egyptian goddess mysteries (Wheaton, IL: Quest, 1999).


Alison Roberts. Hathor Rising: The Power of the Goddess in Ancient Egypt (Rochester, VT: Inner Traditions International, 1997).


Green Tara Sources


Tara quote: Stephen Beyer, The Cult of Tara: Magic and Ritual in Tibet (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1978).


Kuan Yin Sources

Kuan Yin quote: Sandy Boucher. Discovering Kwan Yin: Buddhist Goddess of Compassion (Boston: Beacon, 1999).


Some of the research and wisdom on Kuan Yin for this chapter was contributed by Rev. Victor Fuhrman, M.S.C., R.M., www.VictorTheVoice.com.


Lakshmi Sources

Author's note: As a longtime fan of Maha Lakshmi, I have studied her history and worship since 1998. Some of this chapter is drawn from my years of observing rituals and puja in Hindu temples.


Lakshmi quote: Dipavali Debroy, The Holy Vedas: Rig Veda, Yajur Veda, Sama Veda, Atharva Veda (New Delhi: B.R. Publishing, 2006). From the "Sri Sukta," Rig Veda.



Sekhmet Sources


Sekhmet quote: The Statues of Sekhmet. Simon Connor. Arce. https://www.arce.org/resource/statues-sekhmet-mistress-dread


Master, Robert. The Goddess Sekhmet: The Way of The Five Bodies. Amity House, 1988.



Venus Sources

Venus quote: Edith Hamilton: Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes. New York: Grand Central Publishing, 1999.


Lesley Adkins and Roy A. Adkins. Dictionary of Roman Religion. New York: Facts On File, 1996.


Frances Bernstein. Classical Living: Reconnecting with the Rituals of Ancient Rome. New York: HarperCollins, 2000.

Goddesses in the News Sources


Seshat Sources

Liberatore, Stacy. 2020. "Egyptian Anchor Decorated with Hieroglyphics Found in Israel." Mail Online. February 7, 2020. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-7979579/Egyptian-anchor-decorated-image-Mistress-house-books-Israel.html.‌


Tercatin, Rossella. 2020. "3,400-Year-Old Egyptian Artifact Uncovered in Israel on Display in Jerusalem." The Jerusalem Post. February 3, 2020. https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/3400-year-old-egyptian-artifact-uncovered-in-israel-on-display-in-jerusalem-616337.


Goddess Discoveries in the Holyland Sources


Knell, Yolande. 2022. "Gaza Farmer Finds 4,500-Year-Old Statue of Canaanite Goddess." BBC News, April 26, 2022, sec. Middle East. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-61228553.


Goldstein, Caroline. 2022. "Archaeologists in Israel Uncover an Ancient Coin Inscribed with the Cancer Zodiac Sign, Associated with Sensitivity and Intuition." Artnet News. August 5, 2022. https://news.artnet.com/art-world/archaeologists-in-israel-uncover-an-ancient-coin-inscribed-with-the-cancer-zodiac-sign-2156387.


‌Sudilovsky, Judith. 7AD. "8,000-Year-Old Yarmukian 'Mother Goddess' Figurine Uncovered at Sha'ar HaGolan." The Jerusalem Post. July 7AD. https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/article-711462.


Altuntaş, Leman. 2022. "7500-Year-Old Idol of Goddess Asherah Located in Israel." Arkeonews. May 22, 2022. https://arkeonews.net/7500-year-old-idol-of-goddess-asherah-located-in-israel/.‌


Hassiotis, Christopher. n.d. "Divers Find Roman-Era Sunken Treasure in Shipwreck off Israel." How Stuff Works. https://science.howstuffworks.com/environmental/earth/oceanography/roman-empire-caesarea-treasure-shipwreck-israel.htm.‌


Daily. 2010. "'The Sea Gave Her Back': Wonder in Israel as Ancient Roman Statue Buried for Centuries Is Uncovered by Powerful Winter Storm." Mail Online. December 16, 2010. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1339051/The-sea-gave-Wonder-Israel-ancient-Roman-statue-buried-thousands-years-uncovered-storm.html.