Item Details

When God Was a Girl [electronic resource]

BBC Worldwide Ltd
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Travelling across the Mediterranean and Near East to some of the world's oldest sacred places, in this program Bettany Hughes finds evidence that women were part of the very birth of organized religion. Hughes studies Minoan snake goddess figurines and female representations at sites throughout Turkey, and explains how societal changes saw the worship of Zeus and other male gods begin to diminish reverence for the feminine divine. Hughes also attends a Durga festival in India and learns what this goddess means to her devotees.
Release Date
2012
Run Time
50 min.
Language
English
Rating
8 & up
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on April 27, 2013.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Series
Divine Women
Contents
  • Worship of Life Creators (1:58)
  • Early Images of Women (1:59)
  • Origins of Organized Religion (1:05)
  • Gobekli Tepe (2:04)
  • Stone Age Graffiti (Mature themes) (1:39)
  • Çatalhöyük (1:56)
  • Creating Life and Death (3:02)
  • Early Goddesses (1:07)
  • Arslankaya (1:51)
  • Midas City (2:10)
  • Sybil Prophecy (3:03)
  • Magna Mater Eunuch Cult (4:14)
  • Kybele as a Political Ally (2:38)
  • Replacing Paganism with Monotheism (2:22)
  • Thriving Polytheistic Faith (1:42)
  • Durga Festival (3:19)
  • Shakti: Feminine Power (2:24)
  • Entering Durga's Womb (1:15)
  • Kali: Representing the Human Psyche (2:51)
  • Durga: a Feminist Role Model (2:37)
  • Mother of India Celebration (4:33)
  • Uncovering Divine Women (1:00)
  • Credits: When God Was a Girl: Divine Women (0:32)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2013], c2012.
Publisher no.
  • 52453s Films Media Group
  • 52454 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
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Description
1 streaming video file (50 min.) : sd., col.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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