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Women, Serpent and Devil: Female Devilry in Hindu and Biblical Myth and Its Cultural Representation: A Comparative Study

@article{Chakraborty2017WomenSA,
  title={Women, Serpent and Devil: Female Devilry in Hindu and Biblical Myth and Its Cultural Representation: A Comparative Study},
  author={Suman Chakraborty},
  journal={Journal of international women's studies},
  year={2017},
  volume={18},
  pages={156-165}
}
  • S. Chakraborty
  • Published 31 January 2017
  • History
  • Journal of international women's studies
Representation of women as evil, or association of women with the Devil, in literature has its root in Genesis of the Bible. Though pagan mythologies of ancient religions are replete with numerous examples of dangerous and seductive women like Roman goddess Diana, Cybele, Ashtoreth, Inanna, Asherah, Ishtar, and Hathor, Fauna, Medusa, Pandora, Harpies, Sirens and Furies and the like, they are hardly demonized and denigrated in the way the transgressive women are portrayed in the Christian and… 

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