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.
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.
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