Goddesses, Elixirs, and Witches : Plants and Sexuality Throughout Human History (Hardcover)

Author: Riddle, John M.

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From the earliest times, the medicinal properties of certain herbs were connected with deities, particularly goddesses. Only now with modern scientific research can we begin to understand the basis and rationality that these divine connections had and, being preserved in myths and religious stories, they continued to have a significant impact through the present day. Riddle argues that the pomegranate, mandrake, artemisia, and chaste tree plants substantially altered the development of medicine and fertility treatments. The herbs, once sacred to Inanna, Aphrodite, Demeter, Artemis, and Hermes, eventually came to be associated with darker forces, representing the instruments of demons and witches. Riddle''s ground-breaking work highlights the important medicinal history that was lost and argues for its rightful place as one of the predecessors

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Publisher Palgrave MacMillan
Mfg Part# 9780230610644
SKU 208000541
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0230610641
Release Date 2/1/2010
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0213
Publisher Palgrave MacMillan
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