Goddesses in context on divine powers, roles, relationships and gender in Mesopotamian textual and visual sources

Bibliographic Details
Authors and Corporations: Asher-Greve, Julia M., Goddnick Westenholz, Joan, Westenholz, Joan Goodnick
Title: Goddesses in context on divine powers, roles, relationships and gender in Mesopotamian textual and visual sources Julia M. Asher-Greve; Joan Goddnick Westenholz
published:
Fribourg: Academic Press, 2013
Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2013
Physical Description:XII, 454 S.; Ill., Kt.
Part of: Orbis biblicus et orientalis ; 259
ISSN/ISBN: 9783727817380
9783525543825
3525543824
3727817380
Summary:This book examines from different perspectives some of the most challenging themes in Mesopotamian religion such as gender switch of deities and changes of the status, roles and functions of goddesses. The authors incorporate recent scholarship from various disciplines into their analysis of textual and visual sources, representations in diverse media, theological strategies, typologies, and the place of image in religion and cult over a span of three millennia. Different types of syncretism (fusion, fission, mutation) resulted in transformation and homogenization of goddesses' roles and functions. The processes of syncretism (a useful heuristic tool for studying the evolution of religions and the attendant political and social changes) and gender switch were facilitated by the fluidity of personality due to multiple or similar divine roles and functions
Type of Resource:Book
Source:Verbunddaten SWB
Notes:Literaturverz. S. [301] - 355
Language: English, German