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Warriors, Witches, Women: Mythology's Fiercest Females

by Kate Hodges Author and Harriet Lee Merrion Author

In this feminist retelling of some of the classic myths and legends from various cultures around the world, author Kate Hodges brings you the stories of women who appear as minor characters in other myths recast as the protagonists in their own myths. From Medusa, Circe, and the Furies, to Vodou goddesses and feminist heroes from all over the globe, Hodges has compiled an essential collection which offers a different perspective, and perhaps a different moral lesson than the original myths. These oft demonized and disliked figures gain a new prominence in Hodges' retellings, and invite you to take a closer look at what you thought you knew about the myths that have shaped our world. An essential read for feminist fans of mythology, and a great gift for the youngster in your life who loves a good story.