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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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Bettany Hughes uncovers evidence women were present at the birth of religion and encounters fearsome goddesses who controlled life and death
Do Goddesses make good role models and do they seem more limited than gods in what they do for humans?
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
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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