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An Grotesque Woman by Quenten Matys (oil on oak, Germany, c. 1513) 0

MythBlast | The Wedding of Dame Ragnell and Sir Gawain

The story of Dame Ragnell and Sir Gawain is one of the most popular tales to come down from late medieval England, and scholars generally attribute it to Geoffrey Chaucer. In “The Wife of...

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 | The Place of Bliss

“…to transform your hell into a paradise is to turn your fall into a voluntary act . . . Joyfully participate in the sorrows of the world and everything changes.” —Joseph Campbell, Sukhavati: Place of...