Why settle for mere mortal excellence when you could be living like a goddess? You Goddess! takes us on a colourful tour of ancient deities and legends through the prism of female power, sharing the mythical stories of 25 goddesses from every corner of the globe. From famous divas like Athena to less familiar heroines such as the Japanese dawn goddess Uzume, the Mayan 'jaguar goddess of midwifery' Ixchel and the African mermaid spirit Mami Wata, E. Foley and B. Coates show how the tales of these deities have been depicted by men over the centuries, revealing the ancient roots of toxic female stereotypes (the damsel in distress, the selfless mother, the tempting harlot). Beautifully illustrated and fizzing with their signature feminist spirit, they reclaim these inspirational women for a new generation - and bring empowering mythical magnificence and celestial chutzpah into our daily lives.



ISBN: 9780571359967
Audience: General
Format: Hardback
Number of Pages: 272
Edition: Main
Publication Date: 27 Aug 2020
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publication City, Country: London, United Kingdom
Dimensions (cm): 19.8(H) x 12.9(L) x 1.9(W)
Weight (gm): 354


Author Biography

E. Foley and B. Coates are editors based in London. They are the bestselling authors of Homework for Grown-Ups (of which the Daily Telegraph said: 'This is an obvious candidate to take to a desert island, along with Shakespeare and the Bible'), Advanced Homework for Grown-Ups, Shakespeare for Grown-Ups, and the Homework for Grown-Ups Quiz Book. Their most recent book is What Would Boudicca Do?, illustrated by Bijou Karman. For regular inspiration follow @FoleyCoates.
You Goddess!: Lessons in Being Legendary from Awesome Immortals

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