This week we celebrate our nation's Independence from Mother Britain by recognising our very own Goddess, the Lady Columbia!
Columbia is a historical and poetic name used for the United States of America and is also the name of its female personification.
What would the Goddess Columbia's attributes be? Democracy for one - you know; I don't think the Greeks had a Goddess of Democracy- so this is an original! Certainly, Liberty and Justice. The Romans had the Goddess Libertas; plus the Greeks, Romans and the Egyptians has Goddesses of Justice.
Is Columbia a WAR Goddess? Where does our national Darker Side come from?
And finally - naturally, a Goddess has to have a myth, right? I've got an idea for a myth which I'll share with you - we'll see if it's any good.
Hope you enjoy the show!
Some of the music you'll hear on this weeks show include David Byrne: "Independence Day"; Celia Ferran: "Red Alabaster & Blue"; R.E.M.: "Radio Free Europe"; Weather Report: "American Tango"; Gypsie Nomads: "Yes! I'm French" and more.
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