THIS BOOK IS SO BEAUTIFUL! If you want to know a little more about Legendary Ladies I highly recommend you read on. Faye Rogers, who set up this blog tour, decided that each of us should review one Goddesses page and so that’s what we’ve done!
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Release Date: 3rd April 2018
Throughout History comes this lushly illustrated book of goddesses from around the world. Aphrodite, the Greek goddess whose love overcame mortality. Mazu, the Chinese deity who safely guides travelers home. Lakshmi, the Hindu provider of
fortune and prosperity. These powerful deities and many more are celebrated in gorgeous artwork and enlightening essays that explore the feminine divine and encourage readers to empower themselves. Ann Shen’s signature watercolors make Legendary Ladies a unique, gift-worthy homage to the mighty
First thing first, let’s talk about the illustrations. Wow, wow, wow. The illustrations really bring this book to life and tell the stories of each individual legendary lady.
My Goddess to review is:
The image of Áine in the book is beautiful and bursting with colour. Each Goddess has elements that represent her on her page. So for example, Áine is sometimes represented by a red mare and other woodland creatures. She is a lady not to be messed with as we know from the story on her page! From Celtic origin, she is the sun goddess of love and light and often referred to as the faerie queen.
Each Goddesses page has a little note at the bottom telling you when to call on her and what may help you to get her attention. I thought this was a beautiful feature that really resonated with me and made me think about times when I would look back in this book for me.
There is a wide variety of diverse cultures within this book too, with Goddesses ranging from Celtic origins to Yoraba, From Eqyptian to Aztec and from Japanese to Chinese. Literally, every Goddess you could think of is in here along with some you won’t have even heard from!
Overall, this is the best non-fiction book I’ve ever picked up, informative, beautiful and thoughtful for the reader.
Ann Shen is an illustrator and graphic designer
and is the author of Bad Girls Throughout
History. She lives in Los Angeles.
Again, thank you to Faye Rogers for setting up this blog tour and giving me the chance to review yet another incredible and unique book. Thank you to everyone who took the time to read this blog tour post, don’t forget to check out the other stops on this tour, all links are below. Don’t forget to come back to The Book Moo for more from me, see you soon!
Monday 9th April
Writing From The Tub: Freya
Tuesday 10th April
Drinking Books: Kali
That Fiction Life: Hecate
Wednesday 11th April
Page to Stage Reviews: Artemis
Thursday 12th April
Sarah Withers Blogs: Gaia
An Awfully Big Adventure: Lakshmi
Friday 13th April
YA Under My Skin: Ran
Fiction Fascination: Ixchel
Saturday 14th April
Wonderfully Bookish: Nyai Loro Kidul
The Book Moo: Aine
Sunday 15th April
The Pewter Wolf: All