Shop Update: Mother-Daughter Story and Complete Work of Ancient Greek and Roman Myths

There are many, many myths around the world about the love of a mother to her child. Cihuacoatl, an Aztec mother-goddess and patroness of childbirth, was sometimes portrayed holding a child in her arms, but her roar was a signal of war - perhaps because there is nothing more ferocious than a mother protecting her children.We are in awe of this strength and devotion, and it is our great pleasure to be able to present you with the picture book "Demeter and Her Daughter" at Baubo Bookshop.

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The Beginning of the World, the Pain and Separation of the Divine Family

Ranginui and Papatūānuku are the sky father and the earth mother. They lie locked together in a tight embrace. Their many children, the gods, are therefore forced to live in the cramped darkness between them. These children always dreamed of living in the light. When they grew up, Tumatauenga, the god of war and fiercest of the children, proposes that the best solution to their predicament is to kill their parents.

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The Sisters of Fire and Water

When the Hawaiian sea goddess Namakaokahai met the mighty sorcerer, Aukelenuiaiku. She was impressed by his warrior spirit. Soon, she married him, showed him all her forms and taught him her magical powers. Unfortunately, after their marriage, Aukelenuiaiku was seduced by another woman. To add insult to injury, that woman was none other than Namakaokahai’s own younger sister, Pele.

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