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The Woman's Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets

The Woman's Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets
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Description: Amazon.com Review This fascinating, scholarly hodgepodge spotlights the feminist underpinnings of myth, religion, and culture. Before being lionized as zaftig Norse angels who guided strong warriors to Valhalla, Valkyries may have offered rebirth through cannibalization. "Little Red Riding Hood" was based on Diana, goddess of the hunt. Marriage was once considered a sin, not a sacred union: St. Bernard once proclaimed "it was easier for a man to bring the dead back to life than to live with a woman without endangering his soul." A few of the other topics expounded upon are the Milky Way, Cinderella, the moon, ... (more)
Manufacturer: HarperOne
Release date: 30 November 1983
ISBN-10 : 006250925X | ISBN-13: 9780062509253
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