Feature Melusine: The Myth that Built Europe A symbol of female power in an age of patriarchy became a tool of propaganda for two prominent queens. Christine Morgan | Published in History Today Volume 71 Issue 7 July 2021 Melusine flying away. Wood engraving, by Bernhard Richel, c.1490. Alamy. To continue reading this article you will need to purchase access to the online archive. Buy Online Access Buy Print & Archive Subscription If you have already purchased access, or are a print & archive subscriber, please ensure you are logged in. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any problems.