This is one of my most treasured Goddess books of all time. It is both informative and inspiring. The author clearly knows the stories and living myth of her land. Rarely are the traditions which have endured for thousands of years so clearly and intimately articulated. In this book, we get a glimps into what is known on the subject through a tapestry of oral tradition, archeology, and scholarly research on the subject. The book is also full of unique and beautiful illustrations and photographs, bringing the words alive. As a long time student of what is termed womens spirituality, I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in the subject as an original and spirited work with information found no where else.