Who are the women who populate our folktales? They are often the ugly, old witches who have orgies with the devil, or the fragile young virgins with a pretty face. By telling these stories repeatedly these stereotypes have become embedded in our collective memory and have left deep marks in our society. We can only get rid of them by countering them with other stories.
In an idiosyncratic and often witty way, Posthuma shows who the women of the sagas really were: not monsters or saints, but sexual beings – of age – with a will of their own, a rich internal life and contradictory qualities. Just like real people.