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Women who fly : goddesses, witches, mystics, and other airborne females

Author: Serinity Young
Publisher: New York Oxford University Press [2018] © 2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Examines the motif of the flying woman as it appears in a wide variety of cultures and historical periods, in legends, myths, rituals, sacred narratives, and artistic productions ... Throughout,  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Serinity Young
ISBN: 9780195307887 0195307887
OCLC Number: 1035446503
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description: xiii, 358 Seiten : Illustrationen
Contents: Introduction Chapter 1 - Earth, Sky and Supernatural WomenPART I - Supernatural WomenChapter 2 - Winged Goddesses of Sexuality, Death and ImmortalityChapter 3 - The Fall of the ValkyriesChapter 4 - Swan Maidens: Captivity and SexualityChapter 5 - Angels and Fairies: Male Flight and Contrary FemalesChapter 6 - Apsaras: Enabling Male Immortality - Part 1Chapter 7 - Yoginis and Dakinis: Enabling Male Immortality - Part 2PART II - Human WomenChapter 8 - Witches and Succubi: Male Sexual FantasiesChapter 9 - Women Shamans: Fluctuations in Female Spiritual Power Chapter 10 - Flying Mystics - Part I - WestChapter 11 - Flying Mystics, or the Exceptional Woman - Part II - EastChapter 12 - The Aviatrix: Nationalism, Women and Heroism Conclusion The Exceptional Woman Women and War
Responsibility: Serenity Young.

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