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Wisdom Deities: Wisdom Goddesses, Wisdom Gods, Dionysus, Athena, Lucifer, Imhotep, Lugh, Prometheus, Metis, Minerva, Thoth, Gukumatz, Books LLC

Wisdom Deities: Wisdom Goddesses, Wisdom Gods, Dionysus, Athena, Lucifer, Imhotep, Lugh, Prometheus, Metis, Minerva, Thoth, Gukumatz,

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Published June 12th 2010
ISBN : 9781158012671
Paperback
248 pages
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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Wisdom Goddesses, Wisdom Gods, Dionysus, Athena, Lucifer, Imhotep, Lugh, Prometheus, Metis, Minerva, Thoth, Gukumatz, Mmir, Enki, Neith, Snotra, Menrva, Vr, Seshat, Tages, Saa, Providentia, Ganesha, Sophia, Odin, Saraswati, Kukulkan, Egeria, Agathodaemon, Zorya, Lucifer and Prometheus, Nabu, Fukurokuju, Omoikane, Aas. Excerpt: Ganesha (Sanskrit: IAST: )), also spelled Ganesa or Ganesh and also known as Ganapati, Vinayaka, and Pillaiyar, is one of the best-known and most widely worshipped deities in the Hindu pantheon. His image is found throughout India and Nepal. Hindu sects worship him regardless of affiliations. Devotion to Ganesha is widely diffused and extends to Jains, Buddhists, and beyond India. Although he is known by many other attributes, Ganeshas elephant head makes him easy to identify. Ganesha is widely revered as the Remover of Obstacles and more generally as Lord of Beginnings and Lord of Obstacles (Vighnesha, Vighneshvara), patron of arts and sciences, and the deva of intellect and wisdom. He is honoured at the beginning of rituals and ceremonies and invoked as Patron of Letters during writing sessions. Several texts relate mythological anecdotes associated with his birth and exploits and explain his distinct iconography. Ganesha emerged a distinct deity in clearly recognizable form in the 4th and 5th centuries AD, during the Gupta Period, although he inherited traits from Vedic and pre-Vedic precursors. His popularity rose quickly, and he was formally included among the five primary deities of Smartism (a Hindu denomination) in the 9th century. A sect of devotees called the Ganapatya, (Sanskrit: ), who identified Ganesha as the supreme deity, arose during this period. The principal scriptures dedicated to Ganes... More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=19376355