The Cult of Divine Birth in Ancient Greece
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The Cult of Divine Birth in Ancient Greece

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Greek religion is filled with strange sexual artifacts––stories of mortal women's couplings with gods, rituals like the basilinna's “marriage” to Dionysus, beliefs in the impregnating power of snakes and deities, and more. In this provocative study, Marguerite Rigoglioso suggests these are remnants of an early Greek cult of divine birth, not unlike that of Egypt. Scouring...more
Paperback, 292 pages
Published February 15th 2011 by Palgrave Macmillan (first published March 15th 2009)
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The Cult of Divine Birth in Ancient Greece by Marguerite Rigoglioso, April 27, 2009.
Sex, drugs and star worship rolled into one startling new theory.

Dr. Marguerite Rigoglioso has presented the reader with one heck of an original new theory regarding, primarily, the ancient Greek goddess fertility cults. This book leaves the reader asking "has parthenogenesis been made real?"

As this book proves, Christians were certainly not the first to come up with the idea of a divine son of god born of a virg...more
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