Mythology is an example of the evolved traits of creative and deductive thinking in humans. (Robert O’Connell 1999: Evolutions of Myths)
I have always enjoyed myths and stories, particularly those of female deities, goddesses.
I am not a scholar of mythology nor religion, but I am aware that there are similarities of stories across history and across cultures. Stories changed over time as cultures clashed or combined. Stories ended up in different times with different characters, but the similarities, differences, and general provenance can be traced to some extent. Traces of ancient myths are still evident in world religions today.
Everything changes. I was reminded when I recently attended a funeral Mass at a Catholic church. It has been a very long time so I was surprised to see that a woman was allowed at the altar. Mostly, she performed “woman’s work” of setting the table and wiping the chalice. but she did also participate in handing out the communion. Progress, in a way.
Women, of course, give birth and attended to the sick and the dying. It does not seem out of the realm of possibility that there were indeed ancient societies that revered the feminine and saw great power in their feminine deities.
Everything changes and the pendulum swings. There is always reason for hope.
Triple goddess symbol (echoed in the Christian concept of trinity, perhaps?)