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The Book of Goddesses & Heroines by Patricia…

The Book of Goddesses & Heroines (1981)

by Patricia Monaghan

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In the spring of 1980, on entering the antiquities wing of a major museum, I spied a Cretan goddess whose image I had seen in at least a dozen mythology books.
A, Aa, also Sirdu, Sirrida - A Chaldean moon-goddess whose emblem is a disk with eight rays, a number that - like the octagon - is associated with the goddess of light in many cultures.
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This is an encyclopedia of Goddesses and Heroines from around the world from both historical and mythological sources.

This popular reference work contains alphabetical listings of 1,533 mythological female deities. This is the only complete, one-volume recitation of their legends in any available source. Also contains an index of associations and groupings of goddess "families". With photos from the Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago.
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