Rethinking of the status of Goddesses in Indian and Greek Mythology: A Prefatory Comment

The Achievers Journal: Journal of English Language, Literature and Culture

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Title Rethinking of the status of Goddesses in Indian and Greek Mythology: A Prefatory Comment
 
Creator Sharma, Surbhi
 
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Description Myth is a folklore genre in which characters are usually gods, demigods, or supernatural humans. Myths are endorsed by rulers and priests and are closely linked to the way a religion is practiced. In referring to their remote past many societies invoke their myths, legends or history to make an evaluation of their present. Indian and Greek mythologies are very ancient and share some startling similarities. However, mythological history across civilizations has been largely recorded by male sages, poets or philosophers like Aeschylus, Homer, Sophocles, Valmiki, Kalidas. A closer scrutiny of goddesses in various mythological traditions clearly shows that every culture was dominated by male gods although goddesses were elevated to the status of mothers or deities. In both Greek and Indian mythologies gods, who we worship, have ill-treated goddesses. The present paper highlights sufferings faced by goddesses or their subjugation in Greek and Indian mythologies.                                                                                                                     
 
Publisher The Achievers Foundation for English Studies
 
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Date 2021-01-28
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion

 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://theachieversjournal.org/index.php/taj/article/view/415
 
Source The Achievers Journal: Journal of English Language, Literature and Culture; Vol 6, No 4 (2020): The Achievers Journal(TAJ); 14-28
2395-0897
2454-2296
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://theachieversjournal.org/index.php/taj/article/view/415/109
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2021 SURBHI SHARMA
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
 

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