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‘Frau Minne’ the Goddess who steals men’s hearts

19 Mar
‘Frau Minne’ the Goddess who steals men’s hearts

Gynocentrism and its Origins

Frau Minne heart

Minne sculpture German chandelier sculpture, ca. 1430, depicting Frau Minne as queen

Frau Minne (vrowe minne) is the personification of courtly love from German Middle Ages. She is frequently addressed directly in Minnesang poetry, usually by a pining lover who is complaining about his state of suffering, but she also appears in the longer Minnerede poems, and in prose works.

She is often referred to as the “Goddess” of romantic love, which is differentiated strongly from other kinds of love such as Christian agape as embodied in the figure of Jesus. To make the distinction clear, romantic love is understood as passion, whereas Christian and Buddhist love is understood as compassion.

A rare allegorical painting of ca. 1400,  discovered in a guild house in Zurich in 2009 (see below) shows Frau Minne presiding over the suffering of male lovers who are having their hearts torn from their…

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Posted by on March 19, 2020 in feral females, The Kulturkampf

 

4 responses to “‘Frau Minne’ the Goddess who steals men’s hearts

  1. info

    March 20, 2020 at 9:31 am

    “Frau Minne (vrowe minne) is the personification of courtly love from German Middle Ages. She is frequently addressed directly in Minnesang poetry, usually by a pining lover who is complaining about his state of suffering”

    Chivalry and the Simp culture is such cringe. I read that apparently one “Troudabor” simped so hard that the Lady got really annoyed with him and upraided him. And the simp committed suicide.

    I wish God had put a stop to that sooner. That and the Manicheanism that is impacting Christianity from the very beginning and its negative attitude towards erotic attraction and eroticism in marriage in general.

     
    • Will S.

      March 20, 2020 at 11:30 am

      I don’t pretend to understand why God often allows us to mess things up badly, but he does…

       
      • info

        March 20, 2020 at 8:04 pm

        Yeah even allowing the messup to last centuries to millennia. It has negatively impacted the church especially.

        The conflation of all erotic desire with lust without distinguishing between healthy and unhealthy forms even when directed toward potential spouse or spouse.

        I remember one quote about how loving ones wife too much is adultery or that we can lust after our spouses.
        Jerome and Augustine really screwed up and screwed us in the process.

        Good thing we have the Song of Solomon and the book of Proverbs to counter this manicheanism else we would be trapped in that error forever.

        And the simping problem wasnt properly countered also for centuries.