“When God Was a Girl” “Handmaids of the Gods” & “War of the Words”
So much of the history of women has remained hidden and when it comes to religion the suppression of the stories of women has produced a kind of misogyny that shapes modern cultures. This splendid, sumptuous, and provocative BBC series explores the stories of goddesses, priestesses, saints, martyrs, and ordinary women and men that reveal the power of the divine feminine. It is well worth watching! First telecast as part of a partnership between the BBC and the Open University this series features historian Bethany Hughes quest to uncover our forgotten history.