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Warriors, Witches, Women By Kate Hodges

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An inspiring new analysis of females from perennially popular myth and legend, as well as uncovering previously overlooked characters. This contemporary feminist approach speaks directly to the empowering rhetoric of recent women-focused publishing.
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Warriors, Witches, Women: Mythology's Fiercest Females by Kate Hodges

Meet mythology's fifty fiercest females in this modern retelling of the world's greatest legends.

From feminist fairies to bloodsucking temptresses, half-human harpies and protective Vodou goddesses, these are women who go beyond long-haired, smiling stereotypes. Their stories are so powerful, so entrancing, that they have survived for millennia. Lovingly retold and updated, Kate Hodges places each heroine, rebel and provocateur fimly at the centre of their own narrative. Players include:

  • Bewitching, banished Circe, an introvert famed and feared for her transfigurative powers.
  • The righteous Furies, defiantly unrepentant about their dedication to justice.
  • Fun-loving Ame-no-Uzume who makes quarrelling friends laugh and terrifies monsters by flashing at them.
  • The fateful Morai sisters who spin a complex web of birth, life and death.

Find your tribe, fire your imagination and be empowered by this essential anthology of notorious, demonised and overlooked women.

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Warriors, Witches, Women Reviews


With subjects ranging from Kali and Baba Yaga to La Llorona and Maman Brigitte, this is an appealing
overview of mythical women who have become mainstream icons. * Booklist | ALA *
From the famous Greek bringer of misfortune Medusa, to the Jewish demon Lilith and the Japanese supernatural beast Futakuchi-Onna, this collection of tales explores both the myths that saturate Western fame and the legends you've yet to hear about - but trust me, after you get to know them, these magical ladies are impossible to forget. * BookTrib *

About Kate Hodges


Kate Hodges graduated from the University of Westminster with a BA in Print Journalism. She has over 20 years writing experience on magazines, having been a staffer on publications including The Face, Bizarre, Just Seventeen, Smash Hits and Sky, and written for many more, including The Guardian, Kerrang! and NME. She has also worked for Rapido TV and P For Production films. She is the author of three books on London.

Harriet Lee-Merrion is an award-winning illustrator based in Bristol, in the South West of England. Her work has been published worldwide and exhibited internationally in New York, London and Berlin. She has illustrated for numerous clients including The British Library, Conde Nast, the Guardian, the Washington Post and the New York Times.

Table of Contents


FOREWORD
INTRODUCTION

CHAPTER 1 WITCHES Wise women, soothsayers and healers
HECATE Greek: goddess
MORGAN LE FAY. British: enchantress and fairy
CIRCE Greek: goddess/witch
BABA YAGA Slavic: witch
CASSANDRA. Greek: prophet
THE PYTHIA. Greek: priestess/witch
BERCHTA. Southern German/Austrian: goddess
WHITE BUFFALO CALF WOMAN Indigenous American/Lakotan: spirit
RHIANNON Celtic: goddess/fairy

CHAPTER 2 WARRIORS Fighters, strategists and bringers of justice
ARTEMIS Greek: goddess
ANATH Northwest Semitic: goddess
DIVOKA SARKA Bohemian: warrior
FREYJA Norse: goddess
THE FURIES Roman/Greek: goddesses
CIHUATETEO Meso-American: spirits
KALT Hindu: goddess
YENNENGA Mossi, African: princess
JEZEBEL Hebrew/Christian: queen

CHAPTER 3 BRINGERS OF MISFORTUNE Destructors, havoc-wreakers, harbingers of doom
HEL Norse: goddess
MORR.GAN Celtic: goddess
THE VALKYRIES Norse: spirits
PONTIANAK Malay: ghost
BAOBHAN SITH Scottish: vampire
LILITH Jewish: demon
LOVIATAR Finnish: goddess
HARPIES Greek: monsters
MEDUSA Greek/Roman: monster
LA LLORONA Mexican: spirit
BANSHEE Celtic: spirit, fairy
FUTAKUCHI-ONNA Japanese: supernatural beast

CHAPTER 4 ELEMENTAL SPIRITS Lightning bolt-throwers, commanders of fire and ice, creators of the planet
TIAMAT Babylonian: goddess
MAMI WATA African/American: goddess
PELE Hawaiian: goddess
SELKIES Scottish: creatures
MARI Basque: goddess
THE LADY OF LLYN Y FAN FACH Welsh: fairy
THE RAINBOW SERPENT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, Australia: gender-fluid goddess/god
MAZU Mazuism/Buddhism/Taoism/Confucianism: goddess
EGLE THE QUEEN OF SERPENTS Lithuanian: woman

CHAPTER 5 MUNIFICENT SPIRITS Bountiful deities, generous spirits, domestic goddesses
TARA Buddhism/Hinduism: goddess
MADDERAKKA Sami: spirits
THE MOIRAI Greek: incarnations of destiny
BRIGID Celtic: goddess and saint
ERZULIE DANTOR AND ERZULIE FREDA Vodou: goddesses
BONA DEA Roman: goddess
AME-NO-UZUME Japanese: goddess
INANNA Mesopotamian: goddess
MA'AT Egyptian: goddess
LIEU HANH Vietnamese: goddess
MAMAN BRIGITTE Voudou: goddess

GLOSSARY
FURTHER READING
MYTHOLOGICAL WOMEN PLAYLIST
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY

Additional information

GOR010717382
Warriors, Witches, Women: Mythology's Fiercest Females by Kate Hodges
Kate Hodges
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Aurum Press
2020-02-04
224
178131926X
9781781319260
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