DIVINE WOMEN

Program Details
Air Time: 
04/07/2014 - 9:00am - 9:44am
Program Title: 
HANDMAIDS OF THE GODS
Program Service: 
EX
PSIP Description: 
The lost era of the priestess and the island of Lesbos, home of the poet Sappho, are featured.
Long Description: 
In episode two Bettany Hughes uncovers the lost era of the priestess and visits Lesbos, home of the poet Sappho and, perhaps, the spiritual home of lesbianism. Bettany Hughes In this episode, Bettany travels to the island of Lesbos to discover the truth behind the much sensationalized poet Sappho. Best known today for giving us the words sapphic and lesbian, in her own time Sappho fulfilled the important role of a priestess, channeling the power of Aphrodite the goddess of sex.