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Elizabeth Hand

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I'm sure one reason that so many Greek myths deal with terrifying, powerful women Medea, Electra, the Erinyes, the Bacchae, is that at some point in the misty past, women held a power that was terrifying terrifying not because they were women whom men felt threatened by, but because they wielded that power in terrifying rituals that almost certainly involved human sacrifice.
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