If you told a woman her sex had a shared, long-lived history with weasels, she might deck you. But those familiar with mythology know better: that the connection between women and weasels is an ancient and favorable one, based in the Greek myth of a midwife who tricked the gods to ease Heracles’s birth—and was turned into a weasel by Hera as punishment. Following this story as it is retold over ce...
Hardcover: 384 pages
Publisher: University of Chicago Press; First edition edition (August 26, 2013)
Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.3 x 9 inches
Amazon Rank: 2873846
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I was so delighted to find this book. Important mythology in my studies and this was tough to find. I find it well-written, humorous, full of useful stories and background. Good price, too....
literature and art, Women and Weasels takes us on a journey through mythology and ancient belief, revising our understanding of myth, heroism, and the status of women and animals in Western culture.