One of her top ten stories of mother-daughter relationships, as shared at the Guardian:
On Matricide: Myth, Psychoanalysis and the Law of the Mother by Amber JacobsRead about the other entries on the list.
The goddess Athena sprang forth fully armed from the head of her father, Zeus. The part of the legend far less well-known is that Zeus had swallowed the pregnant Metis, and it was she who gave birth to Athena inside Zeus. Jacobs here offers a brilliant reinterpretation of the Oresteia myth, and in doing so shows us how we can change our thinking. It’s a must-read (and you don’t have to have read the Oresteia first).