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.
Warriors, Witches, Women is a guide to awe-inspiring mythic female creatures worldwide; from feminist fairies to bloodsucking, seductive succubae, half-human half-bird harpies created from the wind, or protective and seductive voodoo goddesses who still impact on African-American cultural feminism. 50 entries profile global examples of fierce females from mythology and folklore, retelling these wonderful stories by placing women firmly at the centre of the narrative. With a sharp, modern gaze, these stories are brought to life afresh, questioning the negative connotations so often associated with feminine power. The mythological characters in this collection were powerful and radical, forces of nature and deciders of fate.
With evocative artwork and modern retelling of these magical stories, this collection brings a fresh new perspective to classic mythology - one that celebrates the female characters as strong, powerful individuals worthy of their own space and stories. The stories are incredible: colourful, evocative, and fascinating. They will fire the imagination, entertain and provoke debate.
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.
White Lion Publishing
Folklore, myths & legends