Warren Wilson College Catalog 07-08

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REL/WMS 313 Goddess Traditions 4cr * (2006-07)

Even before written history, humans have tried to understand the holy in relation to a feminine creatrix and destroyer who is intimately related to the cycles of earth: the Goddess. This course examines the Goddess as she was known in Greco-Roman culture, Celtic and Germanic traditions, and the ways she is re-emerging in contemporary American spirituality. Attention will focus on history, mythology, and ritual.
Triad: Philosophy/Religion, Language/Global Issues, or College Composition II

Prerequisite:
One prior course in Religious Studies or permission of the instructor.