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Introduction The Polysemous Medea

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This is the introductory chapter of the book Granddaughter of the Sun: A Study of Euripides' Medea, which presents life history of The Polysemous Medea. Medea became part of Jason's legend. Joining Orpheus and the other heroes picked up along the way, she boarded the Argo at its destination. Heroes from myths rarely can accommodate themselves to life as it is lived by human beings, struggling for a livelihood, struggling to bring up their children to be good, or even simply living human lives without grand aspirations. Medea is usually treated as a negative character, viewed with horror, her name synonymous with female filicides everywhere. This chapter looks at some of the more positive and mitigating aspects of this particular, multifaceted, fictitious Medea.

Keywords: female filicides; Jason; Orpheus; Polysemous Medea



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