Women Who Run with the Wolves - Chapter 5, Hunting: When the Heart is a Lonely Hunter Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 5, Hunting: When the Heart is a Lonely Hunter Summary and Analysis

This chapter carries a story that relates directly to what the author describes as the Life/Death/Life cycle. The story of the chapter is about a happy romance, except that it is a very sad and scary story about a person called Skeleton Woman. Skeleton Woman began as a living woman, who suffered brutally from her father. In many versions of the story, she is killed off by him; whereas, in other forms of the same tale, she suffers having her hands cut off and other atrocities. Destroyed, she sinks to the bottom of a body of water and her flesh rots away. Nothing happens for a very long time. There are versions of the story when this occurred as a form of punishment...

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