While Pygmalion’s story in Ovid’s Metamorphoses is popular, it can also be classified as being pretty misogynistic—Madeline Miller spins this narrative, subverting the gendered tropes in her retelling of the epic tale.Read More »
Tag: Greek Mythology
Circe by Madeline Miller – Review
Being the daughter of one of the most powerful gods might give you the most extravagant lifestyle you can imagine–yet Circe’s life is anything but that.
A tale of triumphs, grief, heartbreak, and ego-filled gods, Circe focuses on the peculiar daughter of Helios (god of the sun) and Perse (a nymph and naiad). Since her childhood, Circe the nymph has had to go through all sorts of trials and tribulations that her siblings don’t even have to–and she eventually snaps, getting ousted from the opulent house of Helios.Read More »