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A modern Circe. Watercolour by M. Fröhlig, 1910

The drawing was reproduced in the multi-volume set Die Weiberherrschaft in der Geschichte der Menschheit (Rule by Women in Human History), München 1913. Written by Eduard Fuchs and Alfred Kind and containing no less than 665 illustrations.

I don’t know why Circe’s hogs are replaced with a canine, nor can I explain why the goddess appears in undergarment. What is really remarkable however, is that much in the Weiberherrschaft seems to scoff at the early feminists (or anyone assuming that the mental facilities of the female equal those of the male). Rather confusing.

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