Women of Mythology: Goddesses, Warriors, and Hunters
Reading Level: 2
Interest Level: 1-4
Few women from ancient mythology have made their way into the cultural landscape as much as Medusa has. She is seemingly everywhere, from high art to popular culture. This book explores Medusa's origin story and her place in mythology. It likewise studies the role women had in ancient society and considers how the myth of Medusa affected that role by serving as an example or a tale of caution. Through facts and sidebars, images, and easy-to-read language, young readers will also learn about the ancient world in which Medusa's myth evolved, and discover how she appears as a celebratory and powerful figure in popular culture today.