Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Reclaiming the Mythology of Female Power

“Reclaiming the Sphinx”

by Toni Truesdale

Through the shadow of changing perspectives,

The Sphinx makes her reappearance.

Across centuries, from the ancient mideast,

Transforming mythology back into

Her original identity.

Guardian of the Great Tree of Life

Female, kind, wise, protective, regal...

The sphinx has lived quietly in our genetic memory.

The demon monster that

Haunts the Oedipus of Sophocles,

Was just a mirror of

His own fear, fate and lustful destiny,

That set him on his careless path,

And left a legacy of misogyny;

Freud tried to explain the complexity

Of the male transferring blame

Instead of accepting responsibility.

Copyright 1988 T. Truesdale

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