Dissecting Dragons: Episode 106: Kali-ma, Inanna & Anath - The Creator-Destroyer in Myth and Speculative Fiction

February 23, 2018

Episode 106: Kali-ma, Inanna & Anath - The Creator-Destroyer in Myth and Speculative Fiction

 

This week the dragons delve back into the mists of time to unearth the archeype of the primorial earth goddess. Don't be decieved because these goddesses are depicted with sheaves of corn that they are all about fertility and free love - they really aren't. From the Semetic Goddess Anath to the Hindu Kali, from Sekhmet, goddess of slaughter and medicine and war to Ceridwyn, Welsh godess of poetry, wisdom and retribution, these are the great destroyers and their myths are often bloodier than that of their male counterparts. Looking at how these drak goddesses are enjoying a resurgence due in part to works such as Naomi Alderman's The Power, SFF authors M.E.Vaughan and J.A.Ironside talk about their favourite creator-destroyers.

 

Title music: Ecstasy by Smiling Cynic

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