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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Other female saints are also known for cutting their hair and wearing it in a
masculine style , the most renowned being JEANNE D ' ARC ( Joan of Arc ) . In
the legendary history of SAINTS SERGIUS AND BACCHUS , the identical “ page
- boy ...
Kolhamana wears in masked dance rituals a male kilt over a woman ' s dress and
his ( - her ) hair parted with half of it up in the ... Wearing “ grotesque ” masks ,
they " danced , sang , and bandied coarse jests , " with the women wearing
In rituals , she is served by a twoSPIRIT male shaman " dressed in a woman ' s
costume and wearing a mask made of seal - skin . ” Qailertetang is a weather
goddess or spirit , a guardian of animals , and a patron of HUNTERS and
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