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With all of the great art being done for the Cults of Glorantha book by Katrin Dirim (https://wellofdaliath.chaosium.com/earth-goddesses-wip/), I thought it would be help to add some links to the British Museum's Feminine power, the divine to the demonic exhibition. If you are able to visit, it's open until the 25th of September. The exhibition contains a broad array of goddesses, from all times (including contemporary).

 

There were two small things I found interesting:

A sacrificial sword:

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Blood sacrifice Traditionally, blood sacrifices of animals are offered up to Kali using a curved sword. Here, the eye of Kali etched onto the blade allows the goddess to witness the sacrifice. The animal represents the donor's pride and greed, which is destroyed by Kali in an act of compassion. Today many worshippers dedicate vegetables instead of animals.

Iron, other metal and wood, Nepal, 1800-1940 Donated by Mrs A. Crooke British Museum 1947.1112.11

Sekhmet Egyptian Lady of Slaughter

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The Egyptian goddess Sekhmet (The Powerful One) was depicted with the head of a lioness to signify her ferocity and destructive power. According to myth, she was sent to destroy humankind by her father, the sun god Ra. Later regretting his harshness, but unable to control her bloodlust, Ra subdued his daughter with beer dyed red to look like blood. Able to withhold her rage to bring about healing, Sekhmet was also known as the Mistress of Life.

The beer in this instance was stained with pomegranate juice (7,000 jugs of it), but you can certainly see the source of Babeester Gor's myth.

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7 hours ago, David Scott said:

With all of the great art being done for the Cults of Glorantha book by Katrin Dirim (https://wellofdaliath.chaosium.com/earth-goddesses-wip/), I thought it would be help to add some links to the British Museum's Feminine power, the divine to the demonic exhibition. If you are able to visit, it's open until the 25th of September. The exhibition contains a broad array of goddesses, from all times (including contemporary).

 

There were two small things I found interesting:

A sacrificial sword:

image.thumb.png.b4926eb685d3e0bed5407db22e5b2fbf.png

Sekhmet Egyptian Lady of Slaughter

image.thumb.png.a310dad1c91f3ec0ee99bf6ca9f080cb.png

The beer in this instance was stained with pomegranate juice (7,000 jugs of it), but you can certainly see the source of Babeester Gor's myth.

Has anyone noticed the very Durulzy look Sekhmet has...

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