Reviled. Deified and Demonized. In
this presentation, we explore the transition of the goddess image over 25,000
years, from the Paleolithic to the present. Worshipped as a sacred deity in
early Mesopotamian, Egyptian, Canaanite and Greco-Roman civilizations,
condemned as a witch in Medieval Europe while often paradoxically venerated as
a saint; we view the extremities as well as the subtle gradations of transition
in multiple works of art depicting the goddess archetype through time.