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(Melusine the Serpent Goddess in A. S. Byatt's Possession and in Mythology.pdf) Gillian Alban meticulously pursues the Fairy Melusine snake woman image through the plot and the poetry of A S Byatt s novel Possession into medieval legend and beyond into her antecedents in ancient myth The book describes the erotically inspiring force of Melusine s love story and draws parallels with goddesses such as Lamia Ishtar or Inanna Isis and Asherah Mother creator and leader the figure of Melusine was ultimately vilified and tellingly converted into the demon of patriarchal accounts as seen in the examples of Lilith Medusa Scylla and the serpent in the Garden Alban deconstructs part of Genesis including the roles of Adam and Eve and Cain s crime and illuminates the Old Testament worship of the goddess Asherah alongside the male Yahweh A forceful exploration of literature history and myth this study sweeps away limiting assumptions about the female sex Melusine the Serpent Goddess restores the dignity acknowledged to women of old making a forceful statement about the power and creativity of womenDownload and Read Online books ePub/PDF/Audible/Kindle, its easy way to streaming Melusine the Serpent Goddess in A. S. Byatt's Possession and in Mythology books for multiple devices.