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    DescriptionThe Mythology of Venus is a collection of essays that summarizes the archaeoastronomy, calendar associations, religious and cultural icons, and myths identified with the planet Venus. The book concentrates on Western Europe, the Mediterranean, the Near East, and the East from the Paleolithic Age to the Iron Age. It reveals the archetype of a goddess associated with the planet Venus who is identified with transformation, spiritual resurrection, and enlightenment. The characteristics of the goddess are steeped in sexual metaphors which contain images of birth and re-birth, and they reveal a pattern of symbols that follows the journey of the planet Venus through its cycles in the night sky. Moreover, the journey of Venus and the corresponding icons associated with the goddess are part of an intricate pattern of symbolic language that is seen on ancient monuments and on the ancient calendars of several cultures. Temples from France and Ireland to Greece and Malta trace the journey of the planet Venus and the story of the goddess of Venus.

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    The Mythology of Venus
    Ancient Calendars and Archaeoastronomy
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Helen Benigni
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 136
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 220 g
    ISBN 13: 9780761860624
    ISBN 10: 0761860622

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: REL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.6
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    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
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    BIC subject category V2: JFHF, PG
    B&T General Subject: 750
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    Abridged Dewey: 398
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    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    LC classification: GR
    B&T Approval Code: A13280000
    BISAC V2.8: REL047000
    B&T Approval Code: A33500000
    BISAC V2.8: SCI004000
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAR
    B&T Approval Code: A52702530
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    DC23: 292.211
    Thema V1.0: JBGB, PG, QRSL
    Illustrations note
    25 black & white illustrations
    University Press of America
    Imprint name
    University Press of America
    Publication date
    03 June 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Lanham, MD
    Author Information
    Helen Benigni graduated with a Ph.D. in English from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1989. She is a professor at Davis and Elkins College in Elkins, West Virginia, where she teaches comparative mythology, composition, and literature. Her other works include The Myth of the Year: Returning to the Origin of the Druid Calendar (2003) and The Goddess and the Bull: A Study in Minoan-Mycenaean Mythology (2007).
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    The Mythology of Venus admirably succeeds in presenting a complex yet stimulating overview of Venus as primordial archetype, complete with astronomical signposts and well-justified water associations. The female principal which has played a central role in human development is traced from its earliest recognition offering students of history, mythology or psychology much to think about. -- Morgan Llywelyn
    Table of contents
    Foreword Morgan Llywelyn Preface Helen Benigni Acknowledgements 1. The Emergence of the Goddess: A Study of Venus in the Paleolithic and Neolithic Era Helen Benigni 2. The Epiphany of the Goddess: A Study of Venus in the Bronze and Iron Age Helen Benigni 3. Love Goddesses of the Early Historic Age Miriam Robbins Dexter 4. Venus, The Caillichin na Mochoirighe of Newgrange, Ireland Anthony Murphy Appendix I: The Astronomy of the Nights of Venus Barbara Carter Appendix II: The Eight Year Cycle of Venus Barbara Carter Appendix III: Of K'uk'ulcan and Quetazlcoatl, Venus in Mesoamerica R.P. Hale Index Plates About the Authors