Wow, Daniel - that's overwhelming. So many different names and interpretations. . . is it impossible to sift through all of that, and all the discussions of holy spirits, etc? I think we would be dead before having even accumulated an outline in bullet point format. . . .
But in brief, is this Sophia concept not talked about much in the mainstream culture? I don't hear about it from the people around me, and never did.
Is it common or uncommon then, for people self-described as christians, to anthropomorphize ideals or energies?
Meanwhile, reading what Daniel found and posted, I was strongly reminded of Hindu gods and goddesses. There are a lot of fairly direct parallels.