Goddesses and Heroines: Women of myth and legend
Xanthe Gresham-Knight, Alice Pattullo
Told afresh for a contemporary readership, Goddesses & Heroines brings alive stories from a variety of cultures with palpable energy. We meet the youthful Aphrodite, Hecate, the maths whizz, the heroic Mulan, Oshun, the Nigerian goddess whose foresight sparked a rebellion that freed slaves, and the not-so-fair-y godmother Baba Yaga, whose bone-crunching approach to life will be an inspiration to any power-hungry young thing. A section on the symbols commonly associated with each goddess provides context for each story and familiarizes readers with the symbols to spot her by. The endmatter includes information on how goddesses and heroines achieved their mythic status, how myths are passed on and evolve, and a map of goddesses from around the globe and how they are inter-connected.
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