Myths & Legends

Women In Myth Who Represent Man's Fear Of Women

What's up with the patriarchy and its ancient obsession with women being the embodiment of fear? What are men so afraid of? Why do they feel so threatened? A look back into the mists of time and myth reveals some startling, and interesting, answers.

Legendary tales about the mythical women who represent men's deep-seated fear of their own mortality and startling myths about the immensity of female power are the norm rather than the exception. Ancient stories that reveal men's fear of women are found throughout history and in all cultures around the world. Nearly all of these fears are irrational and ridiculous, yet they still have a strong impact on today's social culture and even on the relationships held between men and women.