Starr Goode, MA, teaches writing and literature at Santa Monica College. An award winning writer, she has been profiled in the LA Weekly, the Los Angeles Times, the Wall Street Journal, and The New Yorker. She was the producer and moderator for the cable TV series The Goddess in Art, the episodes of which are now housed in the permanent collection of the Getty Museum as well as available on YouTube. She lives in Santa Monica, California.
Exploring the art and myth of the Sheela na gig from Celtic and Classical times to Paleolithic cave art, Starr Goode shows the Sheela as a goddess, a folk deity, and, as a guardian of doorways and castle walls, a liminal entity representing the gateway to the divine.
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