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Divine Women Previous Broadcasts

The War of the World (Episode #103H)

KQED Plus: Mon, Mar 31, 2014 -- 3:52 AM

In the last episode of Divine Women, Bettany Hughs looks at Theodora, the prostitute who became an empress and allied herself with Mary the Mother of God to rule over a great Christian empire. She also looks at the legacy of the wives of the prophet Mohammad: Khadija, the first convert to Islam and Aisha, whose words are still read by over two billion men and women today.

Handmaids of the Gods (Episode #102H)

KQED Plus: Mon, Mar 31, 2014 -- 3:00 AM

In episode two Bettany Hughes uncovers the lost era of the priestess and visits Lesbos, home of the poet Sappho and, perhaps, the spiritual home of lesbianism. Bettany Hughes In this episode, Bettany travels to the island of Lesbos to discover the truth behind the much sensationalized poet Sappho. Best known today for giving us the words sapphic and lesbian, in her own time Sappho fulfilled the important role of a priestess, channeling the power of Aphrodite the goddess of sex.

When God Was A Girl (Episode #101H)

KQED Plus: Mon, Mar 31, 2014 -- 2:00 AM

Bettany Hughes uncovers evidence women were present at the birth of religion and encounters fearsome goddesses who controlled life and death in this episode, Bettany Hughes visits the world's oldest religious site to uncover the startling evidence that women were present at the very birth of organised religion. Travelling across the remotest parts of the Mediterranean and Near East, she encounters fearsome goddesses who controlled life and death, including the formidable goddesses Kybele and Gaia.

The War of the World (Episode #103H)

KQED Plus: Sun, Mar 30, 2014 -- 9:52 PM

In the last episode of Divine Women, Bettany Hughs looks at Theodora, the prostitute who became an empress and allied herself with Mary the Mother of God to rule over a great Christian empire. She also looks at the legacy of the wives of the prophet Mohammad: Khadija, the first convert to Islam and Aisha, whose words are still read by over two billion men and women today.

Handmaids of the Gods (Episode #102H)

KQED Plus: Sun, Mar 30, 2014 -- 9:00 PM

In episode two Bettany Hughes uncovers the lost era of the priestess and visits Lesbos, home of the poet Sappho and, perhaps, the spiritual home of lesbianism. Bettany Hughes In this episode, Bettany travels to the island of Lesbos to discover the truth behind the much sensationalized poet Sappho. Best known today for giving us the words sapphic and lesbian, in her own time Sappho fulfilled the important role of a priestess, channeling the power of Aphrodite the goddess of sex.

When God Was A Girl (Episode #101H)

KQED Plus: Sun, Mar 30, 2014 -- 8:00 PM

Bettany Hughes uncovers evidence women were present at the birth of religion and encounters fearsome goddesses who controlled life and death in this episode, Bettany Hughes visits the world's oldest religious site to uncover the startling evidence that women were present at the very birth of organised religion. Travelling across the remotest parts of the Mediterranean and Near East, she encounters fearsome goddesses who controlled life and death, including the formidable goddesses Kybele and Gaia.

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