12043Re: [mythsoc] Jackson's Eowyn gets it
- May 3, 2004In a message dated 5/3/2004 6:13:51 AM Pacific Standard Time,
"I can't help but think that there is literary precedence indeed for the
woman guised as a man, off to fight, and sometimes revealed and sometimes
not. I can't think of any examples though, it's just a fairytale sense."
There are lots and lots of examples of this in the ballad tradition -- female
soldiers and sailors. "Bold William Taylor," "There Was a Wealthy Merchant,"
etc. And hey, what about Joan of Arc? <g>
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