Issue 31

Welcome to the real Issue 31:
The Special Myth and Religion Issue


Welcome to Whoosh!, the Journal of the International Association of Xena Studies. Here you will find essays, articles, commentaries, and various analyses of the television show Xena: Warrior Princess (XWP).

**Click here to read about THE WAY controversy and what you can do about it.**

Recent Updates:
Episode Guide: 04-21-99 Airing Schedule: 04-21-99
FAQ: 04-12-99 IAXS FAQs: 02-01-99
NGR: 12-16-98 On The Road: 10-02-98

Editor's Page
Letters to the Editor
Less Primitive Author/Title Index
Less Primitive Subject Index
XENA Magazine Index

This Week in XENA News! 02-14-99
Xena Media Review Archive

Depictions of Goddesses in Xena: Warrior Princess
By Nusi Dekker (nush@itsa.ucsf.edu)
Ya Gotta Have Faith: Xenaworship
By S. Jane Greening (madcelt@sprint.ca)
The Myth of the Redeemer in Xena: Warrior Princess
By Samira al Thores (stupidcats@aol.com)
My Gods, What Did They Do To You?
By rax@eclipse.net
Christian Iconography in THE BITTER SUITE
By Virginia Carper (carperv@FRB.GOV)
Christian Theology in THE BITTER SUITE
By Dana Hlusko (dhlusko@series2000.com)
Blessed Are The Greek: Christian Symbolism in Xena: Warrior Princess
By Catherine O'Grady (Cathyogrady@msn.com)
Anachronism Be D*mned: An XWP Historiography Part V: Biblical References in Xena: Warrior Princess
By Carolyn Bremer (cbremer@ou.edu)
Belief Systems in Xena's World: Part I
By Loree Angel (langel@pon.net)

The views of the authors of the articles published in WHOOSH! represent the various and at times conflicting views of individuals active in media fandom and are not necessarily condoned by WHOOSH! or its staff purely by their inclusion into an issue. The articles are intended to foster debate, explicate theories of intrepretation, and to add to the viewers' understanding, appreciation, and enjoyment of XENA: WARRIOR PRINCESS. If you are affected, positively or negatively, by reading any article in WHOOSH!, the editorial staff strongly encourages you to express your concerns to us through a letter to the editor or through private e-mail to the author of the article.


No eight show seasons were dissed, debated, damaged, or otherwised harmed in this issue.

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If you would like (1) to register an IAXS project, (2) divulge information about an episode, or (3) have any question or concern regarding the CONTENT of this website, please contact the Editor-in-Chief, Publisher, and Easy to Hit Target,

Kym Taborn.

If you have any question or concern about TECHNICAL issues regarding this website, or questions about The Xena Palace, please contact the Webmaster and Kym's apologist,
Betsy Book

If you are connected with the shows XWP or HTLJ in anyway, and you are just dying to be interviewed, please contact the Magnet of Interviewees and Kym's apologist,
Bret Rudnick

If you are completely overwhelmed by the idea of contacting Kym, Betsy, or Bret directly, you can contact another "B" person. Her name is Beth and she's on the Executive Committee as well. She is also from Ohio so she is not quite as scary as the rest of the Committee. Click the following name to contact the non-scary member,
Beth Gaynor

If you have some dirt that you want to dish about the show or just have a question about the show XWP, please contact the editor of NEWS GOSSIP RUMORS,
Laura Sue Dean

If you have a question regarding the XENA FAQ, please contact the editor of the FAQ,
Cynthia Ward Cooper

If you have a question regarding ON THE ROAD, please contact the editor of ON THE ROAD,
Dinah Malone

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