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  • The Embodied Femme Salon

    THE BULL-BAITERS From the painting by John Duncan, A.R.S.A....Apparently Women were trained in the arts of bull dancing along with men...

  • Rosalind Ridley

    Bull Leaping

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    The Bull-Baiters by John Duncan, 1917, from Myths of Crete and Pre-Hellenic Europe by Donald A. Mackenzie

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