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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White corn is symbolic of TALKING GOD, who dwells in another sacred mountain
with the second of the two-spirit twin Shooting Gods. Calling God (also known as
Yellow Body) and Talking God (also known as White Body) were created from ...
In Navaho myth or religion, the eagle is associated with TALKING GOD, who
wears white eagle feathers and who dwells with a TWO-SPIRIT deity named
SHOOTING GOD. Earthquake The sea god POSEIDON, who loved Pelops, was
Talking God (Xactceoltohi) In the Navaho religion or mythology of Native America
, a deity of the dawn, the east, and hunting. He is a guardian of animals and
serves mortals as a mentor being invoked in the Nightway and in other chants.
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Conner (Blossom of Bone: Reclaiming the Connections Between Homoeroticism and the Sacred, HarperCollins, 1993), ethnomusicologist David Sparks, and their daughter, Mariya Sparks, have written an ... Read full review