Saturday, April 7, 2012

A-Z Blogging Challenge-G

G is for Goddess on todays A-Z Blog Challenge. They need a bit of attention now and then.




We have the usual, like Artemis here, but what about Goddess who have walked among us? Here's my short list of those I'd nominate as Goddesses.  Please add one of your own.

 2004 Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Wangari Maathai She believes that peace on earth depends on our ability to secure our living environment.  

I nominate her as Goddess of Peace.

Chemist, Marie Curie She won the Nobel prize twice, first in 1903 (jointly with her husband, and with Henri Becquerel) for the discovery of radium and polonium, and again (by herself) in 1911 for the isolation of pure radium. Her work changed the course of science forever.  

I nominate her as Goddess of Brilliance.

Architect, Julia Morgan She designed beautiful buildings that matched their environments. The beautiful and rustic Asilomar Convention Center in Monterey, California and William Randolph Hearst's castle in San Simeon.

I nominate her as Goddess of Balance and Proportion. 

The Woman Who Did Everything, Elenore Roosevelt  When asked to speak of her accomplishments she said, "I just did what I had to do as things came along." Here's a VERY SHORT list:

  • She taught the children of the NY slum dwellers dance and literature.
  • She actively participated in the works of Red Cross in World War I.
  • She actively participated in the women's suffrage movement. (She helped in getting the other Goddess the vote.)
  • She worked for the betterment of African-Americans, and made her protest against discrimination by resigning from the Daughters of the American Revolution.
  • In WWII she became the assistant director of the Office of Civilian Defense (OCD). She worked towards gathering civilian volunteers to participate in the war effort. She also visited the US troops abroad. 
I nominate her Goddess of Amazingness.


Artist, Georgia O'Keefe She was a feminist before that word was coined. She created art that made us look at flowers, buildings, landscapes and life in a different light.


I nominate her Goddess of Creative Beauty.






Be sure to HOP around and say hi to others who are in on this wildly wonderful A-Z Blogging Challenge.

24 comments:

  1. I second all your nominations. Great Goddess list!

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  2. These are excellent Goddess choices! I nominate my mother, Chief Cook and Bottle Washer, Artist, Seamstress, Botanist, Herbalist, Earth Mother, Mother to Many, and the Calm place in the midst of the Storm.

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  3. I love this post- there are so many amazing women who truly are Goddesses- There are a lot of choices, but I would have to nominate my co-author, Stephanie's mom, Holly. She is the zen master! ~ Jess
    http://thesecretdmsfilesoffairdaymorrow.blogspot.com/

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  4. This is an awesome post. You are right...there are so many Goddesses who walk among us. Acknowledging them is a fantastic idea for your post today. I second that notion and say thank you to all of the wonderful women who make such a huge difference for good in our lives!

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  5. What a wonderful list. I also like Bish Denham's comment and want to second her nomination. Lets here it for mum's everywhere!

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  6. Wonderful post. You had me at Georgia O'Keefe, an amazing painter. I nominate Frida Khalo as Goddess of Inner Light and Tenacity. This Mexican painter, injured and bed-ridden from a serious bus accident that sent a steel rod through her pelvis, began to paint herself. Her life and her body became her subject, well before women were accepted as artists.

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  7. Interesting post, Lee! :) Happy Easter!

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  8. I really enjoyed the list! I'll add my grandmother, Mildred Littman, who held two families together with her love, warmth, and quiet wisdom. Nobody understood human nature the way she did. She's my Goddess of Wisdom. My wife has followed in her footsteps. Best - Joe

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  9. I had thought about doing this challenge, but time just got away from me. Now, I realise I wouldn't have had the time to post every day anyway!

    I nominated you for the Sunshine Award, C. Lee. Stop over at www.katrinadelallo.blogspot.com to collect. :)

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  10. Some fine women to nominate! I like Elenore Roosevelt's attitude. Just did what needed to be done. True hero.

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  11. And why not pay homage to goddess C Lee, a tireless blogger and witty author!

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  12. Oh wow!! These are GORGEOUS GODDESSES worthy of worship! What a great post! Yay!!! I feel all empowered now! Thank you C.Lee McKenzie! Take care
    x

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  13. Great post! We do have some real-life goddesses walking among is. Might I add one more: Aung San Suu Kyi of Burma, Goddess of free speech and democracy.

    J.C. Martin
    A to Z Blogger

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  14. Those are some amazing and heroic women.

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  16. Great list. I was thrilled to see that Georgia O'Keefe made the list. I love her work.

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  17. Wow, what wonderful women. Makes me proud to be one!

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  18. Great G word. You picked awesome women for your nominations.

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  19. Stopping by from the A-Z blog hop.

    Interesting choice.

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  20. I named my daughter Persephone, so I love goddesses. Of course, I'm a huge admirer of Elenore Roosevelt and Georgia O'Keefe. Wonderful, inspiring women!

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  21. Loved this post...loved. it. And oh my on Eleanor Roosevelt and doing what needed to be done as it came along.

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  22. I have a couple of teens you can borrow if you want to get an even better handle on today's teens :) As a child I was very motivated by Marie Curie's accomplishments...she showed me women could compete in society! (I grew up in the 1960s)
    Rhia from Five Minutes for Inspiration (about # 802 on A through Z Challenge list).

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