The descent of the Gangā from heaven to earth establishes yet another bridge
between the two spheres , another deva - yāna , Just as the sacrifice ascends to
the upper regions , so the divine fertility , be it rain or the holy Gangā , descends ...
Author: Indian Society of Oriental Art
Category: Art, Asian
The issue here is not doctrine, for both the Catholic and the Protestant believe
that Jesus is human and divine. ... God with the natural fertility processes or at
least of not maintaining a sharp enough distinction between God and natural
Author: Andrew M. Greeley
Publisher: Viking Adult
The “ Great Goddess " is a projection into the divine realm of the idea that all
females are the same , always have been , always ... Bird writes : The Ubiquitous
Fertility Cult The word " fertility " has almost lost meaning with regard to ancient
Category: Middle East
But there were also deities who were essentially fertility gods and goddesses
embodying concepts of growth and natural ... of divine fertility - kings , whose
reign was one of fruitful harvests and peace , while the Norwegians and Danes
Author: Magnús Magnússon
Category: Mythology, Norse
Deities promoting fertility and prosperity fit into an extremely broad and diverse
category; in fact, the majority of gods and ... It is perhaps in securing and
producing food that humans experience most deeply the in- terpenetration of
Author: Lindsay Jones
Publisher: MacMillan Reference Library
Their fertility cults were the membranes through which divine grace passed from
the gods to men . While men worked in the sweat of their faces , their labors were
sacramental links to the ground of being . Those ancient cults recognized that ...
Author: Walter Earl Stuermann
Category: Good and evil
... to develop the ways in which the infant Jesus symbolizes the vulnerability of
God , the extent to which God wanted to know our human condition personally ,
the intimate union between human maternity and divine fertility , and so on .
Author: John Carmody
Publisher: Twenty Third Publications
Category: Interpersonal communication
13 Are the symbolical sexual organs really the expression of divine fertility ? The
Karanga describe God as neither male or female ; they know of no biologically
defined sexuality of God and expressly reject such an idea . Through the
Author: Herbert Aschwanden
Category: Social Science
This divine fertility has ever been found through the long history of Christianity in
the charity of the Christian missionaries , priests , Sisters and lay people , in a Dr.
Tom Dooley , a Father Damien , the apostle of the lepers , a Francis Xavier and ...
Michael Lawler's summary probes these details: Underlying the themes of
sexuality, fertility, and marriage in [ANE] cultures are the archetypal figures of the
god-father and the goddess-mother, the sources of universal life in the divine, the
Author: Randee Ijatuyi-Morphé
Publisher: University Press of America
As we have already noted , Njord is related to , or identical with , the primitive
fertility goddess Nerthus whom Tacitus ( Germ . 40 ) mentions as the primary
Germanic deity in the first century C.E.125 Vanir deities appear frequently in
couples or ...
Author: Michael York
... to sexual union is quite instructive . The contemplative prayer that binds people
to the divine mystery ... If a beautiful spring day has quickened our juices , we can
take it as a hint of the divine fertility . Then , we can cry out in delight , praise ...
Author: Denise Lardner Carmody
On the ethical level she is irresponsible in every way — lubricious, cruel, self-
regarding; but to disregard the divine ... represented not merely as a voluptuary's
weakness, the soft beds of the East, but as a divine fertility like that of the Nile; it is
Author: William Shakespeare
When their brief season of bloom is prolonged or when they bloom out of season
, they reflect the timelessness of divine life and the power of divine fertility . When
they bloom on a battlefield or among the bones of sailors , their beauty ...
Category: Classical antiquities
But the fertility concept , although it has become more abstract , is still intact .
Another Roman god who can be described as a divine bridesman would be
Consus . It is reported that he inspired the rape of the Sabine women , celebrated
on the ...
... way in which subsequent themes are presented . The sequence “ Theophany
of Divine Warrior ”" Fertility of restored order ” appears in its simplest form in the
Ba l - Yamm cycle where the opening “ Threat ” is addressed against Ba'l himself
Author: K. William Whitney (Jr.)
Publisher: Harvard Semitic Monographs
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines