Goan Anthropology: Mothers, Miracles and Mythology describes how Catholic and Hindu mother goddesses blended over time and how a miracle revealed social divides in Goan village as well as religious synthesis. What did a colonial official in the 1890s see in the same place that Newman researched nearly a century later? Myths of Goa have loomed large for centuries. They change with time, but did they ever reveal the “Real Goa”? Did Goans ever have a role in synthesis as most people speak different languages in different social situations – Konakni, English, Marathi, Hindustani, or Portuguese. Though part of the work presented here was done in 1970s and 1980s, it is valuable as social history because it underlies the ongoing process of change in Goa.