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Sun, Oct 27


Beaufort Arts Council

The Rise of the Madonna

Lecture/Slide Show: The Rise of the Madonna: Creation Myths Across Culture

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The Rise of the Madonna
The Rise of the Madonna

Time & Location

Oct 27, 2019, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Beaufort Arts Council, 921 Ribaut Road, Building 12 Beaufort, SC, USA

About the event

Heather Ford brings you on a journey across cultures using folk stories and mythology Creation myths are metaphorical stories that are sacred in various cultures that depict the beginning of the world/universe and how humans are created. Many of these define a culture. Also, many cultures believe they derive from a female source, or Madonna.  This talk will dive into how and why many cultures believe life became from a divine feminine source. By examining the ancient origins of human civilization, we will see that female deities have been worshipped far and wide for millennia.

Artwork by Kelly Simpson Hagen at Kelly’s Art From the Soul.

Presenter Bio: Heather Ford has been a resident of Beaufort County for nearly 17 years.  She earned her B.A. in English and M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of South Carolina, and M.A. in Teaching Secondary Classroom from Kaplan University.  Ms. Ford taught in the Beaufort County School District for almost 9 years with her last position at Beaufort High School teaching English I and World Mythology. Her article Secondary Rainbow Reading was featured in the SC English Teacher Journal in 2016, and she continues to do research in Reading Interventions for students in grades 6-12.  While developing a curriculum for World Mythology for BCSD, Ford became fascinated with helping students explore other cultures and traditions through the boundless beauty of myths. 

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