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By Jean Shinoda Bolen

From fictional characters like Bridget Jones to feminist icons like Gloria Steinem, Jean Bolen’s bestselling classic Goddesses in Everywoman has been greatly learn and soundly praised.

Now comes a brand new e-book written within the similar spirit and with an analogous energy. In Artemis: The Indomitable Spirit in Everywoman, Bolen invitations girls and women to find the tenacity and braveness of the Artemis archetype and the way it may be tapped to dwell authentically.

To inform the tale, Bolen delves deeply into the parable of Atalanta, the well-known hunter and runner in historical Greek mythology, a mortal lady who's pointed out with Artemis the Greek Goddess of the search and Moon. Atalanta begun lifestyles deserted and left to die simply because she was once born a woman. She confronted the Calydon Boar and drew first blood; she was once the runner who may call for to be crushed in a footrace by way of the guy who may well declare her as his bride. She exemplifies the indomitable spirit in useful, brave women and within the ladies they turn into. this can be grit, the eagerness and endurance to head the gap, to outlive, and to succeed.

She contains many real-life tales in addition to mythological and fictional examples of girls who're just like Atalanta, together with between others Princess Merida from the lively film Brave and Katniss from The starvation Games. Artemis and Atalanta are the skill during which readers can navigate their very own own exploration to turn into their actual selves. Bolen dedicates this e-book to ladies and women who embrace the archetype of Artemis, who observe her uncrushable spirit in themselves or others. 

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She moved on to speak in Iphinoe s ear, and kindle similar flames in Amythaons heart and Olenius’. And on through the town she proceeds, crying to one and all that their faithless husbands are plotting to drive them 30 • T he Voyage o f the Argo out o f their homes, and that Thracian women will take their places. Jealousy mixes with anger and fear as the women confer, and none o f them disbelieves or thinks to question the story, which every retelling confirms. T h ey call upon various gods and goddesses in their shrill lament and they take to their beds or wander about their houses as i f to bid good-bye to the lives they are sure they are losing.

No She who can be so gentle, who plaits her silken hair with a golden pin and whose robes flow so rich and easy, can change in an instant, her cheeks going blotchy and dark with rage, and she is a Fury clad in black and bent on vengeance, the smoke o f her torch acrid enough to make one weep. Thus it was when the men o f Lemnos routed the Thracians and made their wickerwork boats covered in animal hides to bring back to their island the plunder o f battle, the livestock and the women o f T hrace to be slaves in their households at home.

W hat a defilement! T h e ruin that one night worked its will upon us all! I am forced to entrust you to this frail craft, this ghost o f a boat! But what is the choice? To keep you here 330 on this nightmare island? I thought I had been so clever, but this 34 • T he Voyage o f the Argo is what it all comes down to. H ear my prayer, O goddess, who drives that sleepy car over the darkling ocean. I do not ask for a throne for my father, no subject people, but only that he may escape from his home on his native island.

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