Warriors, Witches, Women: Mythology’s Fiercest Females by Kate Hodges, Harriet Lee Merrion (Illustrator)

Warriors, Witches, Women: Mythology's Fiercest Females

Published: March 3rd 2020

Publisher: White Lion Publishing

Length: 224 pages

My Rating: 4 stars


Warriors, Witches, Women is a guide to awe-inspiring mythical female creatures; from feminist fairies to bloodsucking, seductive temptresses, half-human half-bird harpies created from the wind, or protective voodoo goddesses who still impact on African-American cultural feminism. 

The stories of fierce females from mythology and folklore are retold, placing women firmly at the centre of the narrative. Each powerful character will fire the imagination, entertain, and provoke debate.

My Review:

This book takes women from mythology and gives them their proper credit. Women who were cast in the role of villain, shamed for their strength and beliefs. This book is beautifully illustrated and comprehensive. It covers not only the well-published Greek, Roman and Norse mythology but also other little known myths.

Told through a feminist perspective, this book gives new life to the Myths and also incorporated modern representations.

I received an arc of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 

*Blurb and cover image via Goodreads. 


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