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Goddesses, Elixirs, and Witches

Plants and Sexuality throughout Human History
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ISBN-13:
9780230105515
Einband:
eBook
Seiten:
213
Autor:
J. Riddle
eBook Typ:
PDF
eBook Format:
PDF
Kopierschutz:
1 - PDF Watermark
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

Inanna's Huluppu Tree, Pomegranates, and Sexual Power Pomegranate as Eve's Apple Mandrake, the Love Apple, and the World's Religions Artemisia, the 'Mother Herb' The Chaste Tree Hermes, Herbs, Elixirs, and Witches
From the earliest times, the medicinal properties of certain herbs were connected with deities, particularly goddesses. Only now with modern scientific research can we begin to understand the basisand rationality that these divine connections had and, being preserved in myths and religious stories, they continued to have a significant impact through the present day. Riddle argues that the pomegranate, mandrake, artemisia, and chaste tree plants substantially altered thedevelopment of medicine and fertility treatments.The herbs, once sacred to Inanna, Aphrodite, Demeter, Artemis, and Hermes, eventually came to be associated with darker forces, representing theinstruments of demons and witches. Riddle's ground-breaking work highlights the important medicinalhistory thatwas lost and argues for itsrightful place as one of the predecessors

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