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Womens Archetypes
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I'm currently trying to peace together purely feminine Archetypes. Please feel free to chip in and help

Doll (see book; 'Living Dolls' by Natasha Walter)

From, 'The circle of life' by Elizabeth Davis;

Daughter (stone child)
Maiden
Blood Sister

Lover
Mother
Midwife

Amazon
Matriach
Priestess

Sorceress
Crone
Dark Mother


Some of these may overlap and may be the dark or light side of other archetypes

Wild woman
Seductress
Queen
Princess
Goddess
Diva
Heroine
Career woman (Wonder woman?)
Melissae
- not sure why I'm giving this a separate entry but it seems the right thing to do.

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From Threejane

Victim
Feminist
Bitch
Whore
Girl next door
Girl Friday
Ditz/valley girl

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From Clotlide

Spinster
Nurse
Secretary
Domestic goddess
Dominatrix
Source?

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Creatrix - (sparked from Clotlide's "Source" comment - coool !!)
Pythoness




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I just looked up Living Dolls since I was not familiar with the title. Thanks for the pointer. It sounds like a must-read.

Not sure what your list is for but here are some additions for your list:

victim
feminist
bitch
whore
girl next door
girl Friday
ditz/valley girl

So far living dolls is an amazing book. It is really making me question how women are viewed in society today.

I had a nagging sense that something wasn't right but couldn't get my head around it; since it is important that women are empowered about sex. It is definitely making me think about how easily a movement can be hoodwinked. It reminds me of how people who are abducted get "Stockholm Syndrome" and take on the views of their captors.

Its as if 'Doll' women are using a masculine sexual model because they are unaware of how feminine sexuality can be expressed.

At the moment the list is just for me... clarification. I am looking for the authentic feminine in myself. I may explore this as art and/or tarot

I've not come across girl Friday, ditz/valley girl before.

spinster

nurse

secretary

domestic goddess

dominatrix

I'm stuggling to come up with an archetype, but I think there must be one that covers being a source a source of food from a nursing mother, to a cook or dinner lady.

oo some really good ones!

Hmm not sure about the name of the "Source" one. Things like Goddess or Mother don't quite cut it. I'll have to think about this.... oh how about Creatrix ??

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