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Melusine the serpent goddess in A.S. Byatt's Possession and in mythology

Author: Gillian M E Alban
Publisher: Lanham : Lexington Books, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work pursues the Fairy Melusine snake-woman image through the plot and the poetry of A.S. Byatt's novel "Possession", into medieval legend, and beyond into her antecedents in ancient myth. It  Read more...

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Alban, Gillian, M.E.
Melusine the serpent goddess in A.S. Byatt's Possession and in mythology.
Lanham : Lexington Books, ©2003
(OCoLC)606956645
Online version:
Alban, Gillian, M.E.
Melusine the serpent goddess in A.S. Byatt's Possession and in mythology.
Lanham : Lexington Books, ©2003
(OCoLC)607745184
Named Person: A S Byatt; A S Byatt; Antonia S Byatt; Melusine.; A S Byatt
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gillian M E Alban
ISBN: 0739104713 9780739104712
OCLC Number: 51274781
Description: xiii, 308 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword / Thelma Shinn Richard --
Melusine and the Snake Goddess --
Into the Garden, Melusine! The Tale in Byatt's Possession --
The Aquatic Great Goddess --
The Ophidian Goddess in Gylanic Times --
Love and the Holy Marriage --
The Meeting and Marriage of Melusine and Raimondin --
Keats' Lamia in the Cevennes --
Sexual Love in the Ancient Holy Marriage --
The Goddess as Wife or Mother of God --
Mother and Creation --
The Creative Snake Goddess --
From Creatrix to Monster --
Mere Lucine, Echidna: Mother of Monsters --
Serpent Goddess Atargatis and Queen Semiramis --
The Curse and Death --
The Prohibition of Melusine Resulting from Her Curse --
Lilith, Medusa, and Scylla: Rapacious Females --
Snake under the Tree in Paradise: Asherah Suppressed.
Responsibility: Gillian M.E. Alban.
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