Friday, August 04, 2006

The Woman's Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets

Barbara G. Walker is the editor. This is a must-have, for those of us interested in mythology. Not just Greek and Roman, but Celtic, Egyptian, Sumerian, and Scandinavian.

Walker has the deep background on myths, for instance, here's the entry for Niobe (p.729.)
Snowy One, Anatolian mountain-goddes whose worshippers were destroyed by patriarchal Hellenic tribes. Greek myth therefor made her a mother forever mourning her "children" slain by the Olympian gods.

There are lots of old editions out there, mine is from 1983, the Amazon one listed below is 1996. Good title to look for a book sales!



At 10:11 PM, Blogger Stephanie said...

I own it!


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