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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Fishing with the King , Lung - yang , who had caught many fish , suddenly began
to cry . When the king asked him why , he replied , " My fate is comparable to that
of the fish I throw back into the sea . One day , when you tire of me , you will cast ...
Kombabos The King of Syria once asked a young friend , Kombabos , to escort
the Queen , Stratonic , to Hierapolis , where a temple to the goddess ATARGATIS
was being built . Kombabos was afraid , as he was attracted to the Queen ; he ...
Saint Luke is the minion of the King / And his feast ( a pun on fête and fesse , “
ass ” ) , I do believe , / He loves the best , above all others . ” Patron of physicians
, St Luke is fêted on October 18 . away suddenly and mysteriously . Lu grieved for
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