Sally Skellington: Pumpkin Queen

Most people who read this blog will know I adore Tim Burton’s work, and especially Nightmare Before Christmas!   So for today’s Femme Fatale Friday here at White Rose of Avalon I will discussing Sally Skellington.   Sally was the lead female of this film, and she is getting her own continuation novel (due out…

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Emily: The Corpse Bride

For this third Femme Fatale Friday of October I have chosen to feature the titular character of Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride!   Emily is a character with a tragic back story, and all she really wants out of her life, or rather afterlife, is to have true love.     This is what leads her…

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Morticia Addams: Creepy Matriarch

For this second Femme Fatale Friday of October here at White Rose of Avalon I have chosen to feature the matriarch of the Addams clan.    Morticia Addams is a wife and mother of two children (and a third born in The Addams Family Values) who takes care of her creepy and kooky family in…

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Countess of Blood

For this week’s Femme Fatale Friday here at White Rose of Avalon I have chosen a very fatal female indeed.    In honor of today being the start of October (and ever closer to Halloween) I will be discussing the story of Erzsebet Bathory!   Erzsebet is most often known in the English speaking world…

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Morgan Le Fay: Evil Enchantress

Hello my lovely readers, and welcome to another Femme Fatale Friday here at White Rose of Avalon!    This week I will be writing about the truly fatal side of the Arthurian figure of Morgan Le Fay.   I am sure this is a post some of you may have been waiting for, given that…

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Eris: Goddess of Chaos

For this week’s Femme Fatale Friday, I have chosen the Greek goddess Eris.    She was the goddess of chaos, and was known to cause discord wherever she went.    Eris had the Roman name of Discorda, and was closely identified with the war-goddess Enyo (Homer even used the names interchangeably).   In some versions…

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Vivienne or Nimue: By Any Name the Enchantress of Merlin

For this weeks’ Femme Fatale Friday I have chosen to take a brief look at the deadly aspect of Vivienne, or Nimue, the Lady of the Lake that became the undoing of Merlin!    No matter which of her many names you call her by, it is evident that in several versions of the Arthurian…

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Persephone: Queen of the Dead

For this week’s Femme Fatale Friday I have chosen the figure of the Greek Goddess Persephone.   She is a deity who began as a goddess of springtime and flowers, which made sense given her mother was hearth goddess Demeter.    She would become Queen of the Dead when she married the god of the…

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Elizabeth Woodville as Manipulative Vixen

For this week’s Femme Fatale Friday here at White Rose of Avalon I have chosen to look as the negative rumors spread about Elizabeth Woodville!    I have spoken about her love story with her King Edward IV before.   Earlier this week I wrote a comparison between her and Guinevere.   Given that the…

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Freya and Friday the 13th

Hello my lovely readers, and welcome to another Femme Fatale Friday, here at White Rose of Avalon!    Today it is a special Friday the 13th edition, where I will look at the Norse goddess Freya, and how she was demonized by the Church.    Friday the 13th was the most sacred of her days,…

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