The Virgin Mary: the iconography of a goddess. Angie M. Kenna April 17, 2001 GHR 260:Religious Foundations of Greek Institutions. Five Dogmas of Virgin Mary. Mary, Mother of God. 431. Luke. Matthew. Mary, the Perpetual Virgin. 649. Infancy Gospel of James.
Angie M. Kenna
April 17, 2001
GHR 260:Religious Foundations of Greek Institutions
Singular vessel of devotion, Mystical rose, Tower of David, Tower of ivory, House of gold, Ark of the covenant, Gate of heaven, Morning star, Health of the sick, Refuge of sinners, Comforter of the afflicted, Help of Christians, Queen of angels, Queen of patriarchs, Queen of prophets, Queen of apostles, Queen of martyrs, Queen of confessors, Queen of virgins, Queen of all saints, Queen conceived without original sin, Queen assumed into heaven, Queen of the most holy Rosary, Queen of families Queen of peace.Portion of the Litany of Loreto
“Behold a(n) ‘almâh shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God is with us.”
Translation of ‘almah in Septuagint parthenos, rather than neanis.
“’Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take May home with you to be your wife. It is through the Holy Spirit that she has conceived. She will bear a son; and you shall give him the name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.’ All this happened in order to fulfill what the Lord declared through the prophet, ‘A virgin (parthenos) will conceive and bear a son, and he shall be called Emmanuel, a name which means ‘God is with us’.”Isaiah 7:14
Our Lady crushing the head of a serpent
“This man, this is he whom you have often heard promised to you, Augustus Caesar, offspring of a god, who will again found the Golden Age.”
Cameo of Augustus Caesar
Leda and Her Two Sons Castor and Pollux.
Painting (c.XV-XVI century). Borghese Gallery, Rome, Italy.
Hermes and the Birth of Dionysus