Tag Archives: Sarah Waters

MURDEROUS TRIUMPH OF THE FEMALE PRINCIPLE

“He lost his Antinous while sailing along the Nile and wept for him like a woman. Concerning this, there are various reports: some assert that he sacrificed himself for Hadrian, others what both his beauty and Hadrian’s excessive sensuality make … Continue reading

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PERIPETY & PERSEPHONE

”My favourite myth is that of Persephone, who, because she picked a forbidden flower or because she was out in the fields picking unforbidden flowers, depending on whom you believe, was abducted by Hades, the God of the Underworld.¬†Once with … Continue reading

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LOVE THE STORM AND FEAR THE CALM

Christina of Sweden( 1626-89) was the paradoxical monarch. ”Astrologers predict she will be a boy, and when she is born with a caul over her pelvis, she is believed at first to be a boy. Her mother rejects her because … Continue reading

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