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Dairy Maiden

In my books, The Goddess Aped and The Lost Whore of Babylon, the one known as  “Eve” and her incarnations have long referred to themselves as “lady,” “mistress,” “madame,” and “maiden.” What was interesting to me was learning the etymology of “dairy.” This would not conotate a connection to royalty as insinuated in the Egyptian goddess Hathor or any other reverence for cows as the byproduct is essentially what “Eve” sees herself as.

Which gives a whole new context to some older drawings, paintings, and stories. It is also funny because, when I was younger, I had a pen pal from Burlington, WA who was named Wendy and she lived on a dairy farm. We never met but we had a mutual friend.

And in Faust, we have the recurring names of Helen and Margarite/Gretchen (“Pearl”). Which can be likened to Helen of Troy and Aphrodite.