Can’t-Wait Wednesday: Women of Myth by Jenny Williamson & Genn McMenemy

Posted February 16, 2022 by Stephanie in can't-wait wednesday / 16 Comments

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read.



Women of Myth: From the Deer Woman and Mami Wata to Amaterasu and Athena, Your Guide to the Amazing and Diverse Women from World Mythology by Jenny Williamson & Genn McMenemy
Expected publication: August 2nd 2022 by Adams Media

Uncover the fascinating and complex women from mythology and folklore with this collection of stories profiling powerful goddesses, mighty queens, and legendary creatures.

Get inspired with 50 fascinating stories of powerful female figures from mythologies around the world. From heroines and deities to leaders and mythical creatures, this collection explores figures of myth who can inspire modern readers with their ability to shape our culture with the stories of their power, wisdom, compassion, and cunning.

Featured characters include:
-Atalanta: Greek heroine and huntress who killed the Caledonia Boar and joined the Argonauts
-Sky-Woman: The first woman in Iroquois myth who fell through a hole in the sky and into our world
-Pele: Hawaiian volcano goddess
-Clídna: Queen of the Banshees in Irish legend
-La Llorona: A ghostly woman in Mexican folklore who wanders the waterfront

Celebrate these game-changing, attention-worthy female characters with this collection of engaging tales.


YOU GUYS!!! Yesterday Jenny and Genn from the Ancient History Fangirl podcast revealed that they have written a book about mythological women. I may have had a mini heart attack at this news. AHF was one of the very first podcasts I’ve listened and truly loved (I still listen to them!) so this makes me beyond excited. I’m just so happy for Jenny and Genn! The illustrations are done by Sara Richard who also illustrated Liv Albert’s (from the Let’s Talk About Myths, Baby! podcast) book so I have no doubts that I will absolutely adore this book. 😭😍



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