For eons Mr. God has seemingly been quite alone in his heavenly realm. Bachelor pad. Lonely bedroom. His “son” too. Whoa! Yes Son. No wife either, unless the evangelists edited her out. Mary of Magdala??
But wait! Mrs. God may not have been lost at all. Rumor has it that she has been there all along but the male censors turned her into a tree. Yes, a tree! Reminds me of those witches and wizards of yore.
So, who is she? She goes by the name of Asherah, aka Astarte and Istar. Here is information from NewsDiscovery:
“After years of research specializing in the history and religion of Israel, however, I have come to a colorful and what could seem, to some, uncomfortable conclusion that God had a wife,” said Francesca Stavrakopoulou, a senior lecturer in the department of Theology and Religion at the University of Exeter.
Stavrakopoulou bases her theory on ancient texts, amulets and figurines unearthed primarily in the ancient Canaanite coastal city called Ugarit, now modern-day Syria. All of these artifacts reveal that Asherah was a powerful fertility goddess.
Asherah’s connection to Yahweh, according to Stavrakopoulou, is spelled out in both the Bible and an 8th century B.C. inscription on pottery found in the Sinai desert at a site called Kuntillet Ajrud.
“The inscription is a petition for a blessing,” she shares. “Crucially, the inscription asks for a blessing from ‘Yahweh and his Asherah.’ Here was evidence that presented Yahweh and Asherah as a divine pair. And now a handful of similar inscriptions have since been found, all of which help to strengthen the case that the God of the Bible once had a wife.”
So, where did she go, one might ask? Edited out by misogynistic males. They may have also been the ones who made Eve the fall-girl in the Eden fantasy. The article states that Asherah as a tree symbol was even said to have been “chopped down and burned outside the Temple in acts of certain rulers who were trying to ‘purify’ the cult, and focus on the worship of a single male god, Yahweh.”
More biblical violence, as usual.