Transforming women in Irish hagiography

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Title: Transforming women in Irish hagiography
Authors: Johnston, Elva
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Date: 1995
Abstract: The transformation of women is a common motif in early Irish literature. Three aspects will be dealt with, using mainly hagiographical sources. Initially there will be an exploration of the image of the sovereignty goddess. This will be followed by a discussion of the notion of a woman possessing a masculine soul, and finally, of the evidence for the transvestite saint. It will be argued that these represent aspects of the Irish church's ideology.
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Brepols
Keywords: TransformationHagiographySagaEithne ÚathachFinbarrProphecyTemptressMasculine soulTransvestitesWarriors
DOI: 10.1484/J.Peri.3.249
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:History Research Collection

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