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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Flora In Roman mythology or religion , the goddess of springtime and flowers (
identified with the Greek CHLORIS ) and a patron of courtesans . It was believed
that Flora possessed a magical flower that could make women pregnant without ...
In the ALCHEMICAL tradition , the androgyny of flowers is central , as exemplified
by the image of the " sapphire blue flower of the hermaphrodite . " In the
nineteenth and early twentieth centuries , numerous flowers came to signify
Xochipilli ( also Naxcit - Suchitl ) AZTEC Prince of FLOWERS , consort of the
goddess XOCHIQUETZAL . Xochipilli is known by various names , including
MakuilXochitl , Xochiwitl , Chikome - Xochitl , Xocbitun , Piltzintekutli , H Kinxoc ,
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