Then perhaps canst tell me the name of a great loathly lump of a brother wi' freckled face an' a hand like a spade.
Why, you had scarce gone ere this loathly John came running back again, and, when I oped mouth to reproach him, he asked me whether it was indeed likely that a man of prayer would leave his own godly raiment in order to take a layman's jerkin.
Every article of furniture, from the chairs that came into the world with me and have worn so much better, though I was new and they were second-hand, to the mantle-border of fashionable design which she sewed in her seventieth year, having picked up the stitch in half a lesson, has its story of fight and attainment for her, hence her satisfaction; but she sighs at sight of her son, dipping and tearing, and chewing the loathly
For if you have not, you shall come back from loathly
Hades and live with me and your father, the dark-clouded Son of Cronos and be honoured by all the deathless gods; but if you have tasted food, you must go back again beneath the secret places of the earth, there to dwell a third part of the seasons every year: yet for the two parts you shall be with me and the other deathless gods.
I sighed, following the sartorial train of thought, even to the loathly
arrows that had decorated my person once already for a little aeon.
Ragnall, one of the many archetypes of the sovereignty, bestowing goddess of the land, appears as a hideous, loathly
lady who tricks Arthur into promising her the person of Sir Gawain in marriage in return for a favor.
The earliest appearance of the loathly
lady motif comes in the figure of the Irish Sovranty Hag, an imbroglio of cultural ideas about political power contestation, in which gender roles are loosened, dissolved, and resolved.
The place of women's literature on the side of magic allots them with many shapes (Saunders 2007: 39-40), either as witches, such as Morgan Le Fay, monsters, such as Melusine from the Romans of Partenay de Lusingen, eerie lovers like the fairy Tryamour of Sir Launfal, (11) or shape-shifting loathly
ladies such as Dame Ragnelle.
John Lawson (author); THE LOATHLY
LADY; Dragonwell Publishing (Fiction: Fantasy) 17.
The gallery becomes a spectacle that is moral as well as magical, tied to similar cases like the Green Knight's beheading in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and the loathly
lady's transformation in the Wife of Bath's Tale.
As with the book's first half, a primary story illustrates the archetype, bolstered by additional tales and analysis; thus the seductress, the woman who chooses her own lover(s), is primarily illustrated by Aphrodite and Freya, but also by the Loathly
When Duessa is disrobed and shamed at the end of Book I, Canto VIII, her physical appearance is described as nothing less than monstrous: "her misshaped parts did them appall/A loathly
, wrinckled hag, ill favoured, old, / Whose secret filth good manners biddeth not be told.