The rape of Medusa in the temple of Athena: Aspects of triangulation in the girl

@article{Seelig2002TheRO,
  title={The rape of Medusa in the temple of Athena: Aspects of triangulation in the girl},
  author={B. Seelig},
  journal={The International Journal of Psychoanalysis},
  year={2002},
  volume={83},
  pages={895 - 911}
}
  • B. Seelig
  • Published 2002
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The International Journal of Psychoanalysis
The relationship between the Greek goddess Athena and her father Zeus, together with the competitive hostility she displays towards other females, is presented as illustrating some previously neglected aspects of triangular developmental conflicts in the little girl. Literature on ‘the Oedipus complex in the female’ is reviewed and discussed. The mythological early histories of both Athena and the female monster Medusa are examined for the light they can shed on female developmental… Expand
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