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The Resource Women who fly : goddesses, witches, mystics, and other airborne females, Serinity Young

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

Label
Women who fly : goddesses, witches, mystics, and other airborne females
Title
Women who fly
Title remainder
goddesses, witches, mystics, and other airborne females
Statement of responsibility
Serinity Young
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "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, Young demonstrates that female power has always been inextricably linked with female sexuality and that the desire to control it is a pervasive theme in these stories."--Jacket flap
  • "From the beautiful apsaras of Hindu myth to the swan maidens of European fairy tales, stories of flying women-some carried by wings, others by clouds, rainbows, floating scarves, and flying horses-reveal the perennial fascination with and ambivalence about female power and sexuality. In Women Who Fly, Serinity Young 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. She considers supernatural women like the Valkyries of Norse legend, who transport men to immortality; winged deities like the Greek goddesses Iris and Nike; figures of terror like the Furies, witches, and succubi; airborne Christian mystics; and wayward, dangerous women like Lilith and Morgan le Fay. Looking beyond the supernatural, Young examines the modern mythology surrounding twentieth-century female aviators like Amelia Earhart and Hanna Reitsch. Throughout, Young demonstrates that female power has always been inextricably linked with female sexuality and that the desire to control it is a pervasive theme in these stories. This is vividly depicted, for example, in the twelfth-century Niebelungenlied, in which the proud warrior-queen Brünnhilde loses her great physical strength when she is tricked into surrendering her virginity. Even in the twentieth-century the same idea is reflected in the exploits of the comic book and film character Wonder Woman who, Young suggests, retains her physical strength only because her love for fellow aviator Steve Trevor goes unrequited." -- Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Young, Serinity
Dewey number
200.82
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BL473.5
LC item number
.Y685 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Goddesses
  • Wiccans
  • Women mystics
  • Women
  • Women
  • Supernatural
  • Goddesses
  • Supernatural
  • Wiccans
  • Women
  • Women mystics
Label
Women who fly : goddesses, witches, mystics, and other airborne females, Serinity Young
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Earth, sky, women, and immortality -- Winged goddesses of sexuality, death, and immortality -- The fall of the Valkyries -- Swan maidens: captivity and sexuality -- Angels and fairies: male flight and contrary females -- Apsarās: enabling male immortality, part 1 -- Yoginīs and dākinīs: enabling male immortality, part 2 -- Witches and succubi: male sexual fantasies -- Women shamans: fluctuations in female spiritual power -- Flying mystics, or the exceptional woman, part I -- Flying mystics, or the exceptional woman, part II -- The aviatrix: nationalism, women, and heroism
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 358 pages
Isbn
9780195307887
Lccn
2017011532
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn982093061
  • (OCoLC)982093061
Label
Women who fly : goddesses, witches, mystics, and other airborne females, Serinity Young
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Earth, sky, women, and immortality -- Winged goddesses of sexuality, death, and immortality -- The fall of the Valkyries -- Swan maidens: captivity and sexuality -- Angels and fairies: male flight and contrary females -- Apsarās: enabling male immortality, part 1 -- Yoginīs and dākinīs: enabling male immortality, part 2 -- Witches and succubi: male sexual fantasies -- Women shamans: fluctuations in female spiritual power -- Flying mystics, or the exceptional woman, part I -- Flying mystics, or the exceptional woman, part II -- The aviatrix: nationalism, women, and heroism
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 358 pages
Isbn
9780195307887
Lccn
2017011532
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn982093061
  • (OCoLC)982093061

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