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Goddesses

This page has links to materials related to goddesses. Emphasis is on pages with images of the goddesses, although there are sources with descriptions only. Note: always evaluate the sources you use; evaluation guides are available for Web pages, articles, and books. Use them.

Museums

Museums are a great place to look for images and pictures. In general, the images are of very high quality, too. Here is a brief list.

Artcom Museums Tour Visit more than 1700 museums of all types. Listings by state/city and by name.

Denver Art Museum (few pictures online, but down the road)

British Museum (London)

Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York)

Louvre--English French (Paris)

Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) (Boston)

J. Paul Getty Museum (Los Angeles)

Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

Museum of Fine Arts Houston

Musée des beaux-arts (Montreal)

Musée d'Orsay--English (Paris)

Museo de Prado (Madrid)

Rijksmuseum (Amsterdam)

Seoul Museum of Art (Korea)

Das Städel (Frankfurt)

State Hermitage Museum (St. Petersburg, Russia)

Web Sites

Art Resources.

Web page created by CSU Librarian. Dictionary of Art is a highly recommended source!

The Web sites listed below are in no particular order:

Perseus Digital Library. Tufts University.

The Great Buildings Collection. Kevin Matthews. Artifice, Inc.

A-Z listing of buildings. A number of goddess buildings start with "temple." Gives basic information on buildings; when and where built, etc., and resources for additional information.

The Five Noble Orders of Architecture. Architettura del Baroccio da Vignola.

Mythography. Loggia.com

Information on Gods and Goddesses. Images.

The Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt. The British Museum.

Has images.

The Hindu Universe, God.Goddesses. HinduNet, Inc

Goddess Lunar Calendar. Peter Meyer.

The Goddesses Of Ancient Egypt. by Shira

Suggestions for portrayal. Bibliography.

The Goddesses of the Borgia Group Codexes: The Archetypes of the Postclasic [sic] Women. by María de los Angeles Ojeda Díaz.

Short descriptions.

The Olympian Gods. Laurel Bowman. Department of Greek and Roman Studies, University of Victoria.

Images and text. Listed alphabetically.

Images of the goddesses

Themes Related to Gods and Goddesses. Bernard Cesarone.Asian Art.

Sacred Source

Goddess statues and deity images for purchase. Images of alters.

SorcerySearch.com: Cool Links, Art

[Ecofeminism might have related sources]

Religion in General

religion-online.org

"More than 3,000 articles and chapters. Topics include Old and New Testament, Theology, Ethics, History and Sociology of Religion, Communication and Cultural Studies, Pastoral Care, Counseling, Homiletics, Worship, Missions and Religious Education." Women's - Feminist Theology is one listing.

Religions on the WWW by BPatter789: Creeds, Catechisms and Scriptures Online

Links to & English language Scriptures and documents of world religions."

World Religion Resources. refdesk.com

Links to all sorts of information. Not all of it is Web pages--some are usernet discussion groups.

Books

Search SAGE library catalog by subject for:

  • Ceres (Roman deity)
  • Diana (Roman deity)
  • Femininity of God
  • Fortuna (Roman deity)
  • Goddess religion
  • Goddesses
  • Goddesses -- Dictionaries
  • Goddesses in art
  • Goddesses, Greek (see also related subjects)
  • Goddesses, Hindu (see also related subjects)
  • Mother Goddesses
  • Proserpina (Roman deity)
  • Venus (Roman deity)
  • Victoria (Roman deity)

Articles

Identify articles in indexes. Depending on your exact topic, the index you will want to use will vary. Recommended overall are: