Jones, Dan - Queer Heroes of Myth and Legend

Jones, Dan - Queer Heroes of Myth and Legend

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Title: Queer Heroes of Myth and Legend: A Celebration of Gay Gods, Sapphic Saints, and Queerness Through the Ages

Dive into a vibrant world of LGBTQ+ heroes from mythology and legend! Uncover forgotten stories of forbidden love, brave warriors, and legendary figures who defied expectations. A captivating exploration of queerness throughout history.

Hidden within the pages of history books and classical literature lie countless myths and legends. But beyond the familiar tales, a diverse and extraordinary community of queer heroes awaits discovery. "Queer Heroes of Myth and Legend" brings them to life, from the passionate love story of Patroclus and Achilles to the cult of Antinous, a captivating figure who inspired Oscar Wilde. Explore the pansexuality of the Egyptian god Set and meet Zimbabwe's transgender god, Mawi. Dan Jones' witty and engaging style makes this a captivating journey through history, revealing the enduring presence of LGBTQ+ characters in popular culture, from the iconic Xena: Warrior Princess to Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Neil Gaiman's American Gods.

LGBT Themes: LGBTQ+ representation in mythology and legends, exploration of characters with diverse sexual orientations and gender identities.

Relevant Tags: LGBTQ+, mythology, legends, history, ancient cultures, sexuality, gender identity, representation, pop culture.

Book Details:

  • Genre: History, Non-Fiction
  • Pages: 224 
  • Publisher: Radar
  • Release Date: May 2, 2023
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