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Lady Of The Beasts  
Lady of the Beasts

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Location:  Pan- Europe, Asia

Notes from Hrana

Goddesses & Heroines text

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Hrana's Notes

I painted Lady of The Beasts in 1994 for Llewellyn's1995 Myth & Magic Calendar. She is included in the Goddess Oracle.

Lady of the Beasts
from Goddesses and Heroines
  Exerpt from Goddess & Heroines by Patricia Monaghan
[Used by permission. This text is NOT included in the Goddess Oracle]

This phrase is used to describe a number of goddesses of various cultures, all of which share a similar identification with wild places and the animals that live therein. A form of the great mother goddess who births and cares for humanity, this Lady usually is found in cultures where game animals provide a signficant part of the diet. Not surprisingly, she is often a goddess of birth as well, invoked for aid by human mothers, but also invoked to encourage animal reproduction. Where a culture has begun to move into agriculture, the Lady often adds rulership of vegetation to her original identity as mother of animals.

Back to TOP Text from Patricia Monaghan's The New Book of Goddesses and Heroines
Published by Llewellyn, copyright 1997.   Used by permission of the author.

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