LXIV: Penelope & Medea, the Heroines Behind their Heroes

The women behind the men. Penelope beyond Odysseus and the Odyssey, and the second part in the story of Medea . Two fascinating and underrepresented women of mythology.


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


Sources: Ovid's Metamorphoses, translated by Allen Mandelbaum; Apollodorus' Library of Greek Mythology, translated by Robin Hard; Magic, Witchcraft, and Ghosts in the Greek and Roman Worlds, a sourcebook by Daniel Ogden; The Greek Myths by Robert Graves; and Mythology by Edith Hamilton.


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