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Women in Mythology. Eve God said to Adam … Genesis 2:15 “Of every tree of the garden you are free to eat; but as for the tree of knowledge of good and.

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1 Women in Mythology

2 Eve

3 God said to Adam … Genesis 2:15 “Of every tree of the garden you are free to eat; but as for the tree of knowledge of good and bad, you must not eat of it; for as soon as you eat of it, you shall die.”

4 Eden: Michelangelo, Sistine Chapel

5 Raphael: The Fall Adam & Eve

6 The Punishment Genesis 3:16:  “And to the woman [God] said, ‘I will make most severe your pains in childbearing; in pain shall you bear children. Yet your urge shall be for your husband, and he shall rule over you.’ ”

7 Succubi

8  Female demons who force men to have intercourse with them

9 Lilith

10  First wife of Adam (Judaism)  Refused to have sex in missionary position; wanted equality  Goddess of the dark moon  Mother of succubi  Demon of the night  Kidnaps/eats/kills babies; seduces (sleeping) men to propagate demon children

11 The Lilin  Demon children of Lilith and Samael

12 Lilith -John Collier

13 Lady Lilith Dante Gabriel Rossetti

14 Lilith  Adopted by feminists and religious/spiritual groups as a symbol of female empowerment and equality

15 Pandora

16 The first woman Created by the gods (Hephaestus in particular) and bestowed with unique gifts from each (including curiosity) Given to Epimetheus as a wife Opens the jar/box that contains all the evils of the world (disease, death, sorrow) When she slams to jar/box shut, hopelessness remains trapped inside

17 Dante Gabriel Rossetti

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19 John W. Waterhouse

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21 This painting by Waterhouse isn’t actually a Pandora painting; it’s Psyche Opening the Golden Box; but it is so beautiful

22 Unknown Artist

23 Unknown Artist (this is from a Russian postcard … I don't know whether Maul is the artist or the postcard publisher)

24 Sculptures

25 Pandora sculpted by Chauncey Ives (1864)

26 Pandora sculpted by Chauncey Ives (1858)

27 Persephone

28 Goddess of Spring/ Queen of the Underworld/ Wife of Hades Origin story to explain the seasons Her mother, Demeter, is the goddess of the harvest Persephone was abducted by Hades and eventually rescued by Hermes Because she consumed food (pomegranate seeds) in the Underworld, she was forced to return for several months each year (winter)

29 The Rape of Proserpina Gian Lorenzo Bernini

30 Persephone's Return, by Frederick Lord Leighton

31 Sirens

32 The Siren and the Fisherman, by Frederic Lord Leighton

33 The Siren John William Waterhouse

34 Harpies

35 Harpies in the wood of the suicides Gustave Doré

36 Valkyries

37 Norse mythology Demigoddesses of death Decide who will die in battle

38 The Ride of the Valkyries William T. Maud

39 The Fates A Golden Thread by John Strudwick

40 Moirae (Greek mythology) Clotho: spun the thread of life Lachesis: measured the thread of life Atropos: cut the thread of life & chose the manner of a person's death

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42 Parcae (Roman mythology) Nona: spun the thread of life Decima: measured the thread of life Morta: cut the thread of life & chose the manner of a person's death

43 Gorgons Stheno (Might) Euryale (Wide Flowing Sea) Medusa (Queen/Ruler)

44 Perseus slaying the Gorgon, Medusa by Cellini

45 Graeae personified the white foam of the sea shared one eye, one ear and one tooth grey-haired from birth guardians of the Gorgons –Enyo (horror) –Deino (dread) –Pemphredo (alarm)

46 The Graeae by L.W. Messacar

47 The Furies

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49 The Muses Goddesses of Art & Science

50 Apollo and the Muses on Mount Helicon by Claude Lorrain

51 The Graces

52 The Three Graces by Jean-Baptiste Regnault

53 Female Trinity/Triple Goddess


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