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4000 Years of Sirens, Serpents and Succubi
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<p><b>The history of a demonic tradition that was stolen from women – and then won back again.</b></p><p>'The harpy', 'the siren', 'the temptress' – these are familiar female archetypes used to negatively define women, yet the root of these figures can be traced back 4,000 years. In their earliest incarnations, they were in fact demons worshipped and feared by women: Lamashtu, the horrific talon-footed, serpentine monster, who strangled infants and murdered pregnant women, and Lilitu, the ghost of a girl who had died a virgin and so killed expectant mothers and their babies out of jealousy.</p><p>This history of a demonic tradition from ancient Mesopotamia to the present day – from Lamashtu and Lilitu, to Lamia and Lilith, and mermaids and vampires – shows how these demons were co-opted by a male-centred society, before being recast again as symbols of women's liberation. We also learn what this evolution can tell us about the experience of women and womanhood: the danger of childbirth, changing attitudes towards sexuality and the movement for women's rights.</p>

ISBN
9781803280271
Imprint
Apollo
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Non Fiction
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Pages
368
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<p>A history of a demonic tradition that was stolen from women – and then won back again.</p>

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1 x 8pp col
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ISBN
9781803280257
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eBook
Title
Woman's Lore
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9.99
ISBN
9781803280271
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Hardback
Title
Woman's Lore
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27.99
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<p>Feminist history tapping into the trend of revealing a fresh perspective on the lives of ancient women.</p>

<p>History with a contemporary resonance, tracking traditions and themes to the present day.</p>

<p>Debut author, passionate about bringing ancient history to a wider audience.</p>

<p>MARKET: Natalie Haynes; Mary Beard; Elodie Harper; Madeleine Miller.</p>

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