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Gordon, Lindsay Heather: Virgin Comics’ Devi. Creating a New Goddess. M.A. (Thesis), University of North Carolina, Department of Art and Art History 2009 (50 S.). 
Resource type: Thesis/Dissertation
Languages: englisch
BibTeX citation key: Gordon2009a
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Categories: General
Keywords: "Devi", Indien, Interkulturalität, Mythos, Religion, Superheld
Creators: Gordon
Publisher: University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill)
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Virgin Comics’ Devi presents the story of Tara Mehta, a contemporary woman living in metropolitan India who becomes imbued with the essence of a great warrior goddess. I argue that the creators of Devi drew from numerous foundations to create their new goddess, as is seen in several images from the graphic novel. These images allow for an examination of the character’s mythological heritage in the Hindu myth, the Devī- Māhātmya, her relationship to larger Hindu religious phenomena and experience, and her visual legacy in terms of the depiction of American comic book superheroes, European sacred females, and Indian comic books. These sources enable the main character of Devi to be identified as a contemporary, multi-cultural, and accessible goddess.
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