Today's history becomes tomorrow's myths. This exceptional collection of essays is a valued contribution toward contemporary feminist and womanist efforts to re-cover the herstory of mythology and to ensure that today's herstory is not forsaken in tomorrow's myths. This anthology reflects the mission of the Association for the Study of Women and Mythology through their scholarly and creative exploration and elucidation of aspects of the sacred feminine, women and mythology. The writings presented in this volume serve to strengthen and support the circle of women and men who share a scholarly passion for sacred myths about women.
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About this volume: The Association for the Study of Women and Mythology (ASWM) is delighted to announce the publication of the first of our conference and symposia Proceedings anthology, Myths Shattered and Restored. ASWM is committed to publishing articles of scholarship and creative work in the mythologies of the divine feminine presented at our biennial conference and annual symposium through the Proceedings anthologies as an ongoing archive of our association’s work as it intersects with scholarship and publications in women’s studies, gender studies, religious studies, mythology and folklore studies and other related disciplines.
Myths Shattered and Restored features essays in archaeomythology, place-based wisdom of indigenous peoples, feminist and goddess-centered reworkings of western myths, the Dianic tradition, essays on cross-cultural investigations into goddess myths, and collective goddess deities, to list a few of the themes and topics explored in this collection.
Authors featured in the first Proceedings include Mara Lynn Keller, Joan Cichon, Arieahn Matamonasa-Bennett, Alexandra Cichon, Mary Beth Moser, Denise Saint Arnault, April Heaslip, Alexis Martin Faasberg, Natasha Redina, Savithri Shanker de Tourreil, Gayatri Devi, and Dawn Work-Makinne. Noted goddess scholars Miriam Robbins Dexter and Jean Shinoda Bolen provide the foreword and afterword respectively, and the anthology is edited by Marion Dumont and Gayatri Devi.