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Lady of the Beasts

The Goddess and Her Sacred Animals

This vivid and provocative book provides an unparelleled overview of the Goddess as she was defined by the ancient societies whose people worshiped her. The author spent more than four decades studying Goddess images--statues, religious artifacts, and art--from Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and other parts of the world. With more than 400 magnificent illustrations and photographs (many in color) of historic and prehistoric objects, this book provides a diverse display of stunning images that focus on the Goddess in relation to her sacred animals.

Buffie Johnson is a widely acclaimed artist who has worked with Francis Picabia and exhibited with Jackson Pollack, Mark Rothko, and Willem de Kooning.

"Contains a wealth of symbolic material on the Goddess, presented through the perceptive eye of an artist."

– Merlin Stone, author of When God Was a Woman