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2005 | 56 | 153-156
Article title

Myths of Science: Mother Goddess

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The concept of a great Mother Goddess, identified with the Earth Mother and common for all Antiquity, emerged out from the syncretistic beliefs of Roman times. Despite the lack of evidence, the 18th and early 19th century scholars accepted it as a kind of dogma. Later, the discussed concept, in connection with the theory of matriarchate, was extended into the prehistoric past. Both theories were in force till the 1960s, when they have been discredited. However, the myth of the Mother Goddess, though rejected by a great majority of scholars, still belongs to the ideology of feminine and ecological movements. The Goddess herself has become a rich topic in feminist literature, moreover she is worshipped in several New Age cults.
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56
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153-156
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  • M. Popko, Uniwersytet Warszawski, Instytut Orientalistyki, ul. Krakowskie Przedmiescie 26/28, 00-927 Warszawa, Poland
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07PLAAAA01874016
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