Posts Tagged ‘Women of Prophecy’

Sweet Nothings 2018 holiday: Circe. (c) Sylvie Rosokoff

Women of Prophecy: Circe

We came to Aiaia, which is an island. There lived Circe of the lovely hair, the dread goddess who talks with mortals. -The Odyssey ‘I gave her an embossed gold cup to tell me all she knew of Circe, daughter of Helios, witch of Aiaia.’ ‘Well?’ ‘She said that a man named Odysseus, born from […] Read more…

Sweet Nothings 2018 holiday: The Lady of Shalott. (c) Sylvie Rosokoff

Women of Prophecy: The Lady of Shalott

The Pre-Raphaelites loved the Lady of Shalott. Oh they loooooved her, couldn’t get enough of her, painted her multiple times, continually re-conceiving and reworking her story and image. Even Tennyson published two separate versions of his great poem, one in 1833 and one in 1842. The Lady of Shalott is loosely based in Arthurian legend […] Read more…

Sweet Nothings 2018 holiday: Cassandra. (c) Sylvie Rosokoff

Women of Prophecy: Cassandra

A Trojan priestess lies sleeping in a temple dedicated to Apollo. Apollo sees her lying there, desires her, and assaults her. She awakens and cries out, pushing him off of her. He grants her the gift of prophecy, hoping she’ll accept his advances in return. She resists him still, and he rapes her. Afterwards he […] Read more…