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Les ancêtres de Mélusine : décalages et inversions

Abstract : The deeply medieval Melusine echoes several ancient characters and her story seems connected with the ones of creatures of the Ancient world. Nevertheless, the feeling of convergence relies above all on the characters’ ambiguities and expresses itself in the very ambiguity of the fairy. Some similarities depend on appearances (the three fates, mermaids, Échidna, Scylla, Circe or Lamia) ; other ones concern parts of the story (Chronos, Peleas and Thetis or Eros and Psyche). But, in spite of the similarities, the melusinian novels contradict certain ancient models, in particular in the distribution between masculine and feminine roles, but also concerning the story’s perception. The core question seems to be the definition of myth, espicially of litterary myth.
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Myriam White-Le Goff. Les ancêtres de Mélusine : décalages et inversions. L’Entre-deux, 2017, Figures antiques ambigües : les sexe et la mort, l’art et les monstres, n°2 (1). ⟨hal-03811796⟩



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