Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index

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1. Record Number: 27903
Title : XXXVIII. On the Hyena or the Brute [The hyena can alternate as both male and female, and is thus unclean. The author allegorizes the hyena as a double-minded man who is courageous at a gathering but womanly afterward. The woman’s nature is further equated with being unfaithful. Title note supplied by Feminae.]
Source: Physiologus. .   University of Chicago Press, 2009.  Pages 52 - 53.
Year of Publication: 2009.

2. Record Number: 5964
Author(s): Bernau, Anke.
Title : Matters of the Heart: Hermaphrodites, Hyenas, and Metaphor
Source: Gender and Conflict in the Middle Ages. Gender and Medieval Studies Conference, York, January 5-7 2001. .  2001.
Year of Publication: 2001.

3. Record Number: 6726
Author(s): Stetkevych, Suzanne Pinckney.
Title : Sarah and the Hyena: Laughter, Menstruation and the Genesis of a Double Entendre [the author examines a passage fom the Qur'an along with relevant poems, all of which refer to menstruation; in the story of Sarah menstrutation is associated with fertility and freshness, while in the poetry menstruation is a sign of pollution with the menstruating hyena defiling the dead who have not been avenged].
Source: History of Religions (Full Text via JSTOR) 36, 1 (August 1996): 13-41. Link Info
Year of Publication: 1996.