Monday, October 6, 2014

"The People of the Storm God" - by Layne Redmond When the Drummers were Women

“The culture of these invaders was fiercely patriarchal. They worshiped a violent storm god who resided not on earth but in the heavens. Unlike the indigenous worship of the Great Mother, tied to the natural world and the miracle of birth, their religion was firmly centered on man. The gods existed to help him establish his rightful dominion over nature, animals and womankind.
Aryan war tactics included massacre and rape. They attempted to impose their cultural values on their victims in similar fashion, by forcibly marrying the local goddess to the storm god. This entailed usurping the powers of creation that gave the goddess her authority. The result was some new and rather startling creation myths: Eve created from Adam’s rib, Athena springing from Zeus’s head, male deities masturbating the world into existence. “-Layne Redmond, When the Drummers were Women

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