Cassell's Encyclopedia of Queer Myth, Symbol, and Spirit: Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Lore
Did you know that in medieval French folklore a person might change sex by passing under a rainbow? Or that same-sex unions have been celebrated by peoples of the ancient Mediterranean, Africa, China, and indigenous America? Or that Sappho, da Vinci, Emily Dickinson, Nijinsky, Benjamin Britten, Mishima, Adrienne Rich, Audre Lorde, Keith Haring, Boy George, and Derek Jarman number among those who have explored the spiritual dimension of gender and sexuality in their works? While the terms many of us employ today to identify ourselves - 'queer', 'lesbian', 'gay', 'bisexual', 'transgendered' - differ markedly from those of peoples of other times and places, we are nevertheless the bearers of a rich spiritual history that has been ignored or suppressed, a history encoded in sacred texts as well as in works of art, music, dance and other media. Drawing upon religion, mythology, folklore, anthropology, history and the arts, the Encyclopedia is a cornucopia of queer spirituality, containing over 1,500 alphabetically arranged entries from Aakulujjuusi to Zeus.
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Antinous also came to be identified with GANYMEDE, the beloved of ZEUS.
Shortly after his death, the reddish LOTUS growing beside the Nile was deemed
sacred to Antinous, in memory of the blood he had spilled so that his lovers and ...
Eagle In Greek myth, ZEUS abducted his beloved GANYMEDE in the form of an
eagle. Due to this myth, the eagle is sometimes associated with the astrological
sign of AQUARIUS, although it is more frequently associated with that of ...
Ganymede In Greek mythology and religion, the prince loved by ZEUS, who
assumed the form of an EAGLE in order to carry Ganymede to his abode, where
he would become his lover and cUPBEARER. By late antiquity in the West, the
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