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Messengers of Misery: Mourning Women in Mythology

March 20, 2019 - General
Apollo and Diana killing the children of Niobe by Jan Boeckhorst  (1668)

Women’s laughter may have been considered as a sign that the empire was doing well, however in mythology women lamenting and crying were often harbingers of misery, madness and mourning.

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