The Goddess Project

by Carla Ionescu

Unearth the allure of ancient #goddesses in The Goddess Project #podcast. Explore Artemis, Medusa, Cybele, their symbols, mythology, and divine feminine connections in women's spiritual history. Join Dr. Carla Ionescu on this captivating journey through time as she reveals forgotten tales and rituals from ancient civilizations. Through research and storytelling, Dr. Ionescu shines a light on the roles these goddesses played  ... 

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Podcast episodes

  • Season 2

  • Goddess Talks: Pythias, Melissae and Titanides - with Max Dashu

    Goddess Talks: Pythias, Melissae and Titanides - with Max Dashu

    Goddess Talks is a short series of interviews with Goddess scholars and practitioners where we informally discuss all things ancient, sacred and divinely feminine. Max Dashu is a feminist historian, author, and artist. Her areas of expertise include female iconography, mother-right cultures, and the origins of patriarchy. In 1970, Max founded the Suppressed Histories Archives to research and document women's history and to make the full spectrum of women's history and culture visible and accessible. The collection includes 15,000 slides and 30,000 digital images. Since the early 1970s, Max has delivered visual presentations on women's history throughout North America, Europe, and Australia. Check out the Suppressed Histories Archives page here: https://www.suppressedhistories.net/ Max Dashu is the author of "Witches and Pagans: Women in European Folk Religion, 700–1100" (2016), the first volume of a planned 16-volume series called Secret History of the Witches. The book we discussed today is Volume 2, Book 1 in the series titled "Women in Greek Mythography: Pythias, Melissae and Titanides" and can be purchased directly from Veleda Press here: https://veleda.net/product/women-in-greek-mythography/ ▶️SUPPORT THE GODDESS PROJECT PODCAST! PATREON ▶️ / goddessproject 📖 GET MY BOOK! ▶️ https://www.amazon.com/She-Who-Hunts-... ▶️ABOUT THE BOOK: She Who Hunts by Dr. Carla Ionescu SHE WHO HUNTS explores the ancient Greek Goddess Artemis through myths, history, legends, and folklore, with vivid and detailed archeological and historical evidence showing that rather than just a simple "maiden" Goddess or "virgin in the woods", ARTEMIS was one of the most prevalent and influential goddesses of the Mediterranean, playing a fundamental role in the communal, political and ritual development of the Greco-Roman world. Dr. Ionescu’s work is a labour of love and research, born out of her long-standing certainty that Artemis was the most prevalent and influential goddess of the Mediterranean. ▶️COME JOIN ME! WEBSITE: https://artemisresearchcentre.com/ NEWSLETTER: https://artemisresearchcentre.com/new... ▶️FOLLOW▶️ Let's Get Social! YOUTUBE: / @goddessproject TWITTER: / thegoddessproj4 INSTAGRAM: / goddessproject TIKTOK: / artemisexpert FACEBOOK: / artemisexpert EMAIL: info@artemisresearchcentre.com ▶️ABOUT DR. CARLA IONESCU (Artemis Expert) _____________________________________________________ ▶️DR. CARLA IONESCU is the ArtemisExpert with a Ph.D. in Ancient History/Humanities. As one of the leading experts in the worship and ritual of Artemis, Dr. Ionescu spends most of her time teaching in the field of Ancient History and Women's Studies, and during the summers digging through the remains of grave sites, ruins, and abandoned buildings, trying to uncover the long lost mystery that is Artemis, The Great Mother.

  • Eileithyia - Giving Birth in Caves

    Eileithyia - Giving Birth in Caves

    In this episode, we delve into the intriguing world of the Goddess Eileithyia of Crete. Join me, and let's unravel the mysteries surrounding this long underrated deity as we explore a myriad of primary sources, scavenge through the rich mythology, and shed light on the enigmatic aspects of the Eileithyia mystery cult. Discover the fascinating tales and ancient accounts that have shaped our understanding of this lesser-known goddess. From her role in childbirth to her significance in Cretan religious practices, Dr. Ionescu provides insightful commentary and analysis, offering a comprehensive look at the various facets of Eileithyia's worship and influence. ▶️ TAKE A GODDESS COURSE WITH ME! ▶️ https://artemisexpert.disco.co GET MY BOOK! ▶️ https://www.amazon.com/She-Who-Hunts-... ▶️ABOUT THE BOOK: She Who Hunts by Dr. Carla Ionescu SHE WHO HUNTS explores the ancient Greek Goddess Artemis through myths, history, legends, and folklore, with vivid and detailed archeological and historical evidence showing that rather than just a simple "maiden" Goddess or "virgin in the woods", ARTEMIS was one of the most prevalent and influential goddesses of the Mediterranean, playing a fundamental role in the communal, political and ritual development of the Greco-Roman world. HER worship can be traced to a time before the Minoans, and her rituals include all facets of the human experience, from birth rituals to rites of passage, to death and beyond. Her protection for those who honour her is all encompassing, her vengeance for those who cross her is swift and fatal. Dr. Ionescu’s work is a labour of love and research, born out of her long-standing certainty that Artemis was the most prevalent and influential goddess of the Mediterranean. ▶️COME JOIN ME! WEBSITE: https://artemisresearchcentre.com/ NEWSLETTER: https://artemisresearchcentre.com/new... ▶️FOLLOW ▶️ Let's Get Social! ___________________________________________ TWITTER: https://twitter.com/thegoddessproj4 INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/goddessproj... TIKTOK: https://www.tiktok.com/@artemisexpert FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/artemisexpert EMAIL: info@artemisresearchcentre.com

  • GODDESS TALKS: Women, Bears and Mythology - with Kaarina Kailo

    GODDESS TALKS: Women, Bears and Mythology - with Kaarina Kailo

    Goddess Talks is a short series of interviews with Goddess scholars and practitioners where we informally discuss all things ancient, sacred and divinely feminine. #goddesstalks #history #divinefeminine #herstory #bears #bear #myth #mythology Kaarino Kailo PhD, has worked in women's and cultural studies positions (professor, docent, lecturer) in Finland and Canada. She is a nonfiction writer, lecturer, author of popular articles, columnist for the deep green ELONKEHÄ newspaper, Kansantahto and occasionally Rauhanterevehti. You can find our more about her work and grab a copy of her new book here: https://www.kaarinakailo.info/ ▶️SUBSCRIBE! / @goddessproject New Videos Every Week! ▶️SUPPORT THE GODDESS PROJECT PODCAST! PATREON ▶️ / goddessproject 📖 GET MY BOOK! ▶️ https://www.amazon.com/She-Who-Hunts-... ▶️ABOUT THE BOOK: She Who Hunts by Dr. Carla Ionescu SHE WHO HUNTS explores the ancient Greek Goddess Artemis through myths, history, legends, and folklore, with vivid and detailed archeological and historical evidence showing that rather than just a simple "maiden" Goddess or "virgin in the woods", ARTEMIS was one of the most prevalent and influential goddesses of the Mediterranean, playing a fundamental role in the communal, political and ritual development of the Greco-Roman world. Dr. Ionescu’s work is a labour of love and research, born out of her long-standing certainty that Artemis was the most prevalent and influential goddess of the Mediterranean. ▶️COME JOIN ME! WEBSITE: https://artemisresearchcentre.com/ NEWSLETTER: https://artemisresearchcentre.com/new... ▶️FOLLOW▶️ Let's Get Social! YOUTUBE: / @goddessproject TWITTER: / thegoddessproj4 INSTAGRAM: / goddessproject TIKTOK: / artemisexpert FACEBOOK: / artemisexpert EMAIL: info@artemisresearchcentre.com ▶️ABOUT DR. CARLA IONESCU (Artemis Expert) _____________________________________________________ ▶️DR. CARLA IONESCU is the ArtemisExpert with a Ph.D. in Ancient History/Humanities. As one of the leading experts in the worship and ritual of Artemis, Dr. Ionescu spends most of her time teaching in the field of Ancient History and Women's Studies, and during the summers digging through the remains of grave sites, ruins, and abandoned buildings, trying to uncover the long lost mystery that is Artemis, The Great Mother. ▶️ABOUT THE ARTEMIS RESEARCH CENTRE ______________________________________________________ THE ARTEMIS RESEARCH CENTRE is a platform where informal and non-academic conversations meet scholarly work and ongoing research developments, centered around ancient goddess worship, goddess mythology, and ancient goddess history, from a collaborative, collective approach to academic and experiential work, that allows everyone, from all walks of life, to engage in learning without boundaries. The site features a virtual platform for research, community development, symposiums on women’s history and religion, as well as offering courses and other forms of experiential learning.

  • Kybele - Mother of the Gods

    Kybele - Mother of the Gods

    From Anatolian mythology to her influence across Greek and Roman cultures, we'll uncover the fascinating world of Kybele. Join me, and let's journey into the ancient worship of Kybele "The Great Mother". In this episode we will unravel the mysteries surrounding this revered deity, delving into the rituals, sacrifices, and profound symbolism that defined her worship. ▶️ TAKE A GODDESS COURSE WITH ME! ▶️ https://artemisexpert.disco.co GET MY BOOK! ▶️ https://www.amazon.com/She-Who-Hunts-... ▶️ABOUT THE BOOK: She Who Hunts by Dr. Carla Ionescu SHE WHO HUNTS explores the ancient Greek Goddess Artemis through myths, history, legends, and folklore, with vivid and detailed archeological and historical evidence showing that rather than just a simple "maiden" Goddess or "virgin in the woods", ARTEMIS was one of the most prevalent and influential goddesses of the Mediterranean, playing a fundamental role in the communal, political and ritual development of the Greco-Roman world. HER worship can be traced to a time before the Minoans, and her rituals include all facets of the human experience, from birth rituals to rites of passage, to death and beyond. Her protection for those who honour her is all encompassing, her vengeance for those who cross her is swift and fatal. Dr. Ionescu’s work is a labour of love and research, born out of her long-standing certainty that Artemis was the most prevalent and influential goddess of the Mediterranean. ▶️COME JOIN ME! WEBSITE: https://artemisresearchcentre.com/ NEWSLETTER: https://artemisresearchcentre.com/new... ▶️FOLLOW ▶️ Let's Get Social! ___________________________________________ TWITTER: https://twitter.com/thegoddessproj4 INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/goddessproj... TIKTOK: https://www.tiktok.com/@artemisexpert FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/artemisexpert EMAIL: info@artemisresearchcentre.com

  • The Labrys - Mystery of the Double Axe

    The Labrys - Mystery of the Double Axe

    Embark on an in-depth journey into the profound symbolism and intricate mysteries encapsulated within the Labrys, the emblematic double axe, and its intriguing link to the revered Butterfly Goddess of ancient Crete. This episode will meticulously unravel the historical, cultural, and mythological implications surrounding these enigmatic symbols, shedding light on their profound resonance within the annals of an ancient civilization. We'll examine archaeological findings, historical texts, and the rich tapestry of Minoan art to shed light on the symbolism and rituals linked to the Labrys and the Butterfly Goddess. Get ready to explore the deeper significance behind the Butterfly Goddess as a symbol of transformation and renewal, and the multifaceted representation of power and femininity embodied by the Labrys. Join the conversation using #AncientSymbolism #MinoanMysteries #ButterflyGoddessTales as we uncover the enduring allure and cultural impact of these ancient symbols. Discover how these artifacts transcend time, holding both historical significance and contemporary interpretations. #AncientSymbolism #MinoanMysteries #ButterflyGoddessTales #LabrysRevelations #CretanCulturalLegacy #ArchaeoExploration #MythologyUnveiled #AncientArtifacts #HistoricalEnigma #CulturalHeritage #ArtAndSymbolism #AncientCivilizations #MysticalIcons #UnravelingHistory #SymbolismDecoded ▶️ TAKE A GODDESS COURSE WITH ME! ▶️ https://artemisexpert.disco.co GET MY BOOK! ▶️ https://www.amazon.com/She-Who-Hunts-... ▶️ABOUT THE BOOK: She Who Hunts by Dr. Carla Ionescu SHE WHO HUNTS explores the ancient Greek Goddess Artemis through myths, history, legends, and folklore, with vivid and detailed archeological and historical evidence showing that rather than just a simple "maiden" Goddess or "virgin in the woods", ARTEMIS was one of the most prevalent and influential goddesses of the Mediterranean, playing a fundamental role in the communal, political and ritual development of the Greco-Roman world. HER worship can be traced to a time before the Minoans, and her rituals include all facets of the human experience, from birth rituals to rites of passage, to death and beyond. Her protection for those who honour her is all encompassing, her vengeance for those who cross her is swift and fatal. Dr. Ionescu’s work is a labour of love and research, born out of her long-standing certainty that Artemis was the most prevalent and influential goddess of the Mediterranean. ▶️COME JOIN ME! WEBSITE: https://artemisresearchcentre.com/ NEWSLETTER: https://artemisresearchcentre.com/new... ▶️FOLLOW ▶️ Let's Get Social! ___________________________________________ TWITTER: https://twitter.com/thegoddessproj4 INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/goddessproj... TIKTOK: https://www.tiktok.com/@artemisexpert FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/artemisexpert EMAIL: info@artemisresearchcentre.com