Fairy tales and fantasy

Like most children, I was weaned on fairy tales, fantasy and superheroes. I overdosed on Enid Blyton, Biggles and any story with a happy ending ensuring I was hooked for life. The dream of a world in which good always triumphs over evil, where courage is mandatory, was made possible by Biggles, my favourite superhero. He made me believe I, too could have the courage to take on overwhelming odds to save the world. Through Enid Blyton and Biggles, flying and freedom became synonymous. Like Jonathan Livingston Seagull.

As an adult Chrissie is accompanied not by fairies and angels, but goddesses in their many different guises. Whilst in Greek mythology each goddess is an individual entity, in my fantasy all the goddesses reside within each of us, multiple layers of our deeper personalities. Each incarnation appearing to coincide with our moods and feelings and life events. 

Liberatas, the Goddess of Freedom and Liberty, pictured here symbolises the freedom to be who we truly are, come hell or high water.

What a woman desires above all else is the power of sovereignty, the right to exercise her own free will.

Gawain and Lady Ragnell. An English Tale retold, ETHEL JOHNSON PHELPS