Originally Posted by juliecucciawatts
I think most of all it is hard to give up that wonderful archetype of a male devil which embodies ultimate evil in the universe and serves as the duality for the Male Christian God as ulitimate Good.
If we don't have our Devil to blame our bad behavior on, then we may have to take responsiblity for our own actions.
I have issues with a pregnant woman as the devil in this deck, tho I like the image as a solstice image. Also I am pregnant.
Never having been to church, I always just thought the devil has to do with being chained to our own poor decisions. Christians co-opted pagan god images as a method of propaganda to illustrate their devil as a way to show that pagan gods are evil, and they named the place where this (d)evil (god) lives after a pagan goddess. That's just the regular method of conquering a people: tell them their gods are evil and out-law their religion and their language. So, to me, this devil co-opts something that I see as a goddess-figure of beauty and tells me it is evil, just like Christians did with pagan gods. I can't connect to how she is the devil.