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Women of Myth
From Deer Woman and Mami Wata to Amaterasu and Athena, Your Guide to the Amazing and Diverse Women from World Mythology
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About The Book
Get inspired with 50 fascinating stories of powerful female figures from mythologies around the world. From heroines and deities to leaders and mythical creatures, this collection explores figures of myth who can inspire modern readers with their ability to shape our culture with the stories of their power, wisdom, compassion, and cunning.
Featured characters include:
-Atalanta: Greek heroine and huntress who killed the Caledonia Boar and joined the Argonauts
-Sky-Woman: The first woman in Iroquois myth who fell through a hole in the sky and into our world
-Pele: Hawaiian volcano goddess
-Clídna: Queen of the Banshees in Irish legend
-La Llorona: A ghostly woman in Mexican folklore who wanders the waterfront
Celebrate these game-changing, attention-worthy female characters with this collection of engaging tales.
About The Illustrator
Sara Richard is an Eisner and Ringo Award–nominated artist from New Hampshire. Her art is inspired by Art Nouveau, Art Deco, funerary imagery, and the natural world. Her creations tend to skew into the macabre and unknown with a balance of sweetness and sentimentality, honoring the Victorian-era theme of Memento Mori. As a native of New Hampshire, Sara grew up surrounded by trees and plenty of wild mushrooms. When not making art or writing, she’s watching horror movies, cleaning forgotten gravestones with her mom, and collecting possibly haunted curiosities from the 19th century. Her online gallery can be found at SaraRichard.com.
Why We Love It
“Who doesn’t love a good story about a badass woman? This book is filled with them, from beautiful goddesses to warrior princesses, heroines, and even monsters! Authors Jenny Williamson and Genn McMenemy, hosts of the Ancient History Fangirl podcast, retelling stories with their attention to (sometimes gory) detail, and flair for the nerdy. With gorgeous illustrations from the same illustrator that brough to life Greek Mythology: The Gods, Goddesses, and Heroes Handbook, this is book you’ll want to pick up and flip through long after your first reading.”
—Rebecca T., Editor, on Women of Myth
- Publisher: Adams Media (February 7, 2023)
- Length: 256 pages
- ISBN13: 9781507219423
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Raves and Reviews
"McMenemy and Williamson's book helps debunk such archetypal stereotypes while shedding crucial light on the glory of women in mythology."
—The Teen Mag
"A must-have for your collection."
—The Frumious Consortium
“This is a treasure trove of a book; beautifully illustrated and packed with rich and fascinating knowledge. It's an absolute must for fans of all mythology; a joyful and diverse celebration of brilliant and formidable women.”
—Jennifer Saint, author of Ariadne
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