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Did Goddess Dione Precede Hera As Lilith Preceded Eve As Adam's First Wife?

In what’s become a most interesting diversion, another devouring female has entered our discussion: the Venus fly trap, a carnivorous plant native to subtropical wetlands on the East Coast of America, is properly called Dionaea muscipula. (See Tears in Our Teacups: The Devouring Women of Ronit Barange)

Greek Goddess Dione

GlamTribale Lilith CollectionDione was a Greek goddess primarily known as the mother of Aphrodite in Book V of Homer’s Iliad. In a mystery novel akin to Lilith being Adam’s first wife, not Eve, Dione appears to be the equivalent of the earth goddess Gaia (also a GlamTribale goddess), whom Homer placed in Olympus.

Wiki writes that the Mother of the Gods Dione, aka Gaia, was “shunted aside” when the 12 Gods of Olympus came to predominate the public mythology. Dione (not to be confused with the Roman goddess Diana, another GlamTribale goddess).

Sailing to Ithaca

Dione was worshipped at Dodona, not Hera, as Zeus’ wife, according to many inscriptions now at the museum at Ioannina. Dodana was an oracle devoted to a Mother Goddess, similar to Rhea or Gaia. Wiki writes that the shrine of Dodona was regarded as the oldest Hellenic oracle, possibly dating to the second millennium BCE according to Herodotus.

Second only to the oracle of Delphi in prestige, Dordona remained an important religious sanctuary until the rise of Christianity. This Anne discovery is so relevant at 3:45 am, because Dodana is located near the Ionian Sea, in northwest Greece and away from Athens.

My first pursuit of women’s history and Jungian psychology was in Crete, where I wrote about evidence of goddess worship in my senior thesis at NYU. Rocking in the waves in a small sailboat moored in Ithaca a few years later, I awoke about 3am in what was one of the truly memorable nights of my life, detailed in one of my favorite Anne essays Sailing to Ithaca.

Momentary Shipwreck

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Aphrodite Joins Yemaya & Mami Wata for a Swim in Human Consciousness

It’s 30 months ago that I wrote this post about goddesses and my immersion again in studies of the collective unconscious and mythology. I had no vision of a GlamTribale jewelry collection when I joined Aphrodite and Mami Wata in a cohesive vision of female sensuality and its place in the male unconscious mind.

Writing just now about Lais Ribero as a Bahia beauty in L’Officiel Netherlands as ‘Toda Menina Baiana’ (strut your stuff), Mami Wata appeared and asked to have her story reshared once again. There’s a bit of hell tp pay that she wasn’t first in line in Benjamin’s goddess essays.

Mami W was not persuaded, but she has forgiven me. 

After a long and difficult journey for me — which is nothing compared to Mami Wata’s journey and suffering on the slave ships across the Atlantic and into Haiti and on to South America — the GlamTribale goddesses are here. And without a doubt we are swimming in the waters of human consciousness — further, deeper and with more incredible connections than I ever dreamed was possible in my life. What a spider web!! ~ Anne

Men have always been ambivalent about mermaids, the mythological aquatic creature with a female human head and torso but the tail of a fish. In many ancient cultures, mermaids were regarded as semi-divine aspects of the Goddess.

Carl Jung’s theory of the feminine unconscious describes this oceanic-subterranean womb of creation as an unfathomable place of ancient wisdom but also fear.

The first known mermaid stories appeared in Assyria, ca. 1000 BC. The goddess Atargatis, mother of Assyrian queen Semiramis, loved a mortal shepherd and unintentionally killed him.

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Sasha Pivovarova | Peter Lindbergh | 'Dans la peau de John Galliano' | Vogue Paris January 2007

The irony of Sasha Pivovarova’s portrayal of John Galliano in ‘Dans la peau de John Galliano’, styled by Emmanuelle Alt and lensed by Peter Lindbergh for Vogue Paris January 2007 isn’t lost for a gender-bending moment.

Few of us want to trade places with the talented, but also disgraced, designer, who is due in court in France on June 22.

I can’t get a fix on whether Kate Moss could have pulled off being John Galliano better than Sasha Pivovarova, who nailed it. Kate is standing by her good friend, who is designing her wedding dress, with all the details under the scrutiny of Galliano’s boyfriend and colleague Alexis Roche.

I respect Kate for her attitude towards friendship, and she says that John Galliano is very, very sorry about what happened.

As for the John Galliano Vogue Paris editorial, let’s just say it resonates. It rather reminds me of the Terry Richardson masks all the girls are wearing these days. It seems that Terry is as central to the ads and editorials as Kate Moss and all the other girls being Terry.

Truthfully, Freud would have a field day with this pool of creativity. Better yet, Carl Jung. More objective on matters of gender-related neuroses. I’ve sort of had enough of penis envy psychology to last a lifetime.

Jung embraces the collective unconscious and great mother archetype, a far more inspiring concept in the 21st century. Honest to god, not all women want one — a penis that is — although I’m the first to admit they can be supremely delicious and a platinum asset to good living when part of the right Smart Sensuality man.

With so much support and encouragement from male photographers and Facebook friends these days, it’s time to acknowledge the Smart Sensuality man — also smart, sexy and with heart. He’s a keeper and we need more of him badly.  Anne


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