Women Who Run with the Wolves Setting & Symbolism

Clarissa Pinkola Estés
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The Cave

This is where La Loba "sings over the bones" in the first story of the book. It is an older woman; she may be an old single, menopausal woman or a woman who has a mate who is not present at the time of the telling.

The cave is hers. It is a natural, strong shelter in the wild. It is a special location. Powerful natural magic takes place. It contains the power of the woman inside, but she is not trapped in any way shape or form.

Wolf Bones

These go along with the cave. They occur in the first story. La Loba gathers them together to her cave wherein she performs a resurrection along with a joyous celebration of life through the power of her own singing. However, the impression is that she could not do this without the actual bones of the wolf...

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