Tagged: Goddesses: Mysteries of the Feminine Divine

The Handless Girl (Gordon Brown, illustrator, Fairy Tales from Grimm, print, England, 1894, public domain) 0

MythBlast | Re-membering: A Mythopoetic Interpretation of The Handless Maiden

“The Handless Maiden,” collected by the Brothers Grimm, is one of the most complete stories of feminine individuation in fairy tales. It addresses the wounding of the feminine by the patriarchal shadow, but it...

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MythBlast | Flowers, Death, and the Mythology of Horror Films: A Midsommar Night’s Dream

An immense billboard looms over Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles. On it, a woman appears to be consumed with deep sorrow, hot tears streaming down her cheeks. A crown of flowers rests ironically upon...

Demeter delivering the wheat to Plutus, who receives it in the Cornucopia (stone relief, Classical, Greece, fifth century b.c.) 0

MythBlast | The Mysteries at Eleusis: Different and Luckier

My grandfather was a farmer in rural Minnesota on land that was homesteaded, probably by my great-grandfather, in the late 19th century. It was a small farm by today’s standards, not much more than...