Throughout History comes this lushly illustrated book of goddesses from around the world. Aphrodite, the Greek goddess whose love overcame mortality. Mazu, the Chinese deity who safely guides travelers home. Lakshmi, the Hindu provider of fortune and prosperity. These powerful deities and many more are celebrated in gorgeous artwork and enlightening essays that explore the feminine divine and encourage readers to empower themselves. Ann Shen’s signature watercolors make Legendary Ladies a unique, gift-worthy homage to the mighty women within.
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My Thoughts Ixchel
50 legendary goddesses all wrapped up in one beautiful hardback. This book is filled with info, a lot of which I was very interested in as it was new to me. There was a lot of information on the goddesses that I didn’t know, actually there were even some goddesses that I was meeting for the first time.
I was given the goddess Ixchel to spotlight and I’ll be honest…I had never heard of her. Now I love her, she is my new favourite goddess. Ixchel originates from Mayan and she is the moon goddess of creativity – how wonderful!? Ixchel also oversees water, fertility and fate – so she is a very important lady. She is a fierce protector of women and is the mother of reinvention and removing obstacles.
On every goddess page there is a little call on section – which I love. Ixchel’s is ‘Call on Ixchel when you want to clear your path and find another way.’
This book is a little treasure trove that I can’t wait to delve back into again to look at in more detail.