If you’ve been following Reel Girl, you know I’ve been comparing Katniss Everdeen to Artemis ever since I read the book.
On the Ms. Blog today there is a post about the musician Dar Williams who I love. Her new CD “In the Time of Gods” was inspired by the Greek gods and goddesses.
Here’s what she says:
“I like Artemis the best. I’ve met that woman, and she is reviled in our society. She lives in the woods and she feeds squirrels and she has a shot gun and she hates your guts. I love her.”
Does that sound like Katniss or what?
Read the interview here. I can’t wait to hear the CD.
Here’s to hoping we run into more goddesses in books, on screens, and in music in 2012.
Feeds squirrels/eats squirrels. Minor distinction.
For some reason I always felt an affinity with Artemis, too, even though those who knew me would have expected me to be in Athena’s camp. I think it was the bow. I think I’m going to start archery lessons again.