THE GODDESS PROJECT: Made in Her Image
Biblical Series #3
“Eve’s not a Goddess”, you might think. Oh, but isn’t She?
In Genesis 1:26 it says that GOD made humankind in THEIR image, male & female. Eve is the Divine Feminine in human form- for the first time.
The translation was confused and the word for “COUNTERPART” or “PARTNER” was translated incorrectly into “RIB” and from that the Abrahamic religions have been bashing Eve as the disobedient wife. And all of Her daughters since, have been the SECOND SEX. (If Adam was more important than Eve, that would make the birds and beasts more important than him!)
Dr. Kendra Weddle Irons, co-author of the book “IF EVE ONLY KNEW” shared with Free Sophia that:
“The most important thing about Eve is that she has been maligned for taking initiative, and made into the mother of all that is evil. Instead, I think she should be heralded for her reasoning skills (she had good reasons for eating the fruit), for trusting herself, and for making a decision. In any other situation, people would see these as positive traits.”
The stint with the snake became the foundation for thousands of years of misogyny that is still firmly in place. This misinterpretation of Genesis and resulting patriarchal doctrines have been accepted by Christian, Muslim and Jewish followers and therefore the foundation of patriarchy is built on the back of the feminine. But what if She rises up? What if She IS rising? What if we have made it to the point where there are enough educated people who can research and find the truth in books and in their hearts, that THIS IS THE TIPPING POINT? The Women’s March was the largest and most peaceful protest of recorded history (Herstory!) MAYBE WE ARE AWAKENING AND STANDING UP.
Gina, our brave and beautiful model you might remember as our muse, THE ART GODDESS: http://freesophia.com/art-goddess/ and more recently as FLORA, the Flower Goddess: http://freesophia.com/the-goddess-project-made-in-her-image-14/ . This is what Gina had to say about portraying Eve:
“I have such compassion for Eve and feel deeply for her. It really is a tragedy that She has been given this bad reputation. She is the embodiment of Mother Goddess in all her glory. I admire her love of knowledge and her strength. She is a personal inspiration to me.
I believe the story of Adam, Eve, and the serpent has been terribly misinterpreted. Maybe even deliberately, to suppress the goddess and her followers. Icons around the world show the Great Goddess offering life to her worshipers, in the form of an apple with the tree and its serpent in the background.” Thank you, Gina!
Superordinate to man
Where did you come from
Your blood runs through our veins
Do you know your children’s strife
Can you bring our Glory back to life
Breathe breath into our resistance
Keep us valiant in our persistence
To spread your message
Until your truth
Thanks once again for our fun and fearless, photographer and computer graphic extraordinaire David Clanton. For the rest of our Goddesses, see our Free Sophia blog on Freesophia.com or our Free Sophia Facebook page!