Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 6037
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Higgins , Sydney.
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  • Title: Playing the Serpent: Devil, Virgin, or Mythical Beast? [The author briefly traces the development of representations of the serpent in the Garden of Eden in the later Middle Ages. First it was a natural-looking snake, then a winged monster, and finally it had a woman's head and chest on top of a snake's body. Higgins goes on to consider the depiction of the serpent in plays, specifically the Cornish "Ordinalia" (midfourteenth century) and "The Creation of the World" (midsixteenth century). Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: European Medieval Drama 2, ( 1998): Pages 207 - 214.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Cornish Literature Devil in the Form of a Half Woman and Half Serpent in Literature Devil in the Form of a Serpent in Literature Garden of Eden in Literature Literature- Drama Ordinalia, Medieval Cornish Play Snakes in Literature
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  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 14, 16
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  • Author's Affiliation: Universit√† di Camerino
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  • Year of Publication: 1998.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 12877484