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World Snake Day: snakes in religion article icon

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World Snake Day: snakes in religion

To celebrate World Snake Day (16th July), the OU's Graham Harvey explores how snakes have slithered sinuously through sacred ceremonies and stories for many millennia.

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Divine Women: Episode one - When God was a Girl article icon

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Divine Women: Episode one - When God was a Girl

Bettany Hughes uncovers evidence women were present at the birth of religion and encounters fearsome goddesses who controlled life and death

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DEBATE: Is the role of Goddesses only about sex and fertility? article icon

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DEBATE: Is the role of Goddesses only about sex and fertility?

Do Goddesses make good role models and do they seem more limited than gods in what they do for humans?

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Goddess preconceptions

Graham Harvey, Reader in Religious Studies at The Open University, asks if preconceptions about Goddesses as being all about fertility, sexuality and motherhood are true

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OU on the BBC: Divine Women

Historian Bettany Hughes reveals the hidden history of women in religion, from dominatrix goddesses to feisty political operators and warrior empresses 

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