In the history of symbols the importance of the queen is not necessarily comparable to that of the KING: she appears rather as a complementary term in dualities, rarely standing alone, at least in secular contexts... in FAIRY TALES and legends, on the other hand, we often find female royalty from the supernatural realm, for example the queen of the fairies, or, negatively valued, the queen of the witches. These figures suggest that in older times, at least in nonsecular contexts, women were allowed more influence than in the Judeo-Christian era... in the context of psychology, great queens, when they appear in dreams, for example, appear to symbolize the great feminine principle or simply the MOTHER (Biederman, 276).

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