HIEROSGAMOS, HIERODOULES, MAGNA MATER DAN PROPAGANDA SEKS BEBAS DALAM NOVEL THE DA VINCI CODE KARYA DAN BROWN

Reimundus Raymond Fatubun

Abstract


Allusionsare not merely present in literary works for no reasons but they have specific significance. Dan Brown uses a lot of allusions in The Da Vinci Codedating from pre-Christian, early Christian untill the Renaissance and Baroqueeras. He relates them to world situations, especially the Church. Allusions from pre-Christianity are hierosgamos, hieroedules and Magna Mater which Brown uses to propogandize free sex.These allusions are related to Mary Magdalene. Issues connected with her in the novel are, among others, Jesus married her (pp. 242-250); Maria Magdalena, not Peter, who was to establish the Church (p. 254); she has to be worshipped as a goddess (p. 255); the secret brotherhood the Priory of Sionstill worships her as a goddessand maintains the practice (p. 255) (Strobel & Poole, 2006:25). Theoretically, this paper uses Piercian Semiotics, and New Historicism (Greenblatt, 1980s) which equates literary text with non-literary ones. Literary texts are fully explained with the help of non-literary ones, unlike Historicism. This paper is trying to explain allusions and Brown‟s propaganda for free sex.
Keywords: hierosgamos, hieroedules, Magna Mater, propaganda, the sacred feminine

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