Vagina Dentata Myths From Around the World - VICE - medusa folklore vagina dentata

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Does Medusa Depict Vagina Dentata? | Women in Antiquity medusa folklore vagina dentata


As striking as the phrase vagina dentata is, that is not the first time I've similar to the Victorian/early 20th century literature and folk tale motif.

Stories of the mythical vagina dentata (Latin for toothed vagina) in the persistent myth of the toothed vagina and what it represents. Barbara Creed writes in The Monstrous Feminine: "The terror of Medusa is thus a terror of.

Such folk stories are frequently told as cautionary tales warning of the dangers of unknown women and to discourage rape.