Anne Selling | Illustration + Grafik
In all world religions holy women, and one or a number of goddesses are worshiped, because the roots of all religions
lay in the social order of matriarchy. Matriarchy, so the mother-right , is now translated by " maternal beginning," the beginning of a cycle, in which all social and legal relations across the origin of the maternal line are organized in which religious ideas are attributed to an ancestor or primordial goddess and in which women play a central role in society and religion. These companies are on the one hand influenced by cyclical thinking, in contrast to our linear,
and the idea that all life on this planet begins with "motherhood".
Considering the origin of religions the question arises, how it could come to such a pronounced change in the society patriarchal structure. How can a social system whose religious outlook is based on the respect and esteem of women act so absurd in practise? How can women be glorified in religion and suppressed and abused in everyday life? Should the religious teachings that still have influence on the behavior and morality of our society not just prevent this?
In this series five goddesses from Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and Judaism, get compared with the individual stories of five women from the cultures of the respective religion. These are examples of many who share a similar fate. The goddesses are not glorified here, because they meet the same fate and the same punishments that their worldly fellow women had and still have to cope with. Shown are usually ancient customs or penalties of the respective religions.