The queen of Sheba as a transformative work protagonist

  • Barbara Oudová Holcátová Charles University
Keywords: Bible, Edmund Leach, Quran, Shipping


The story of the queen of Sheba has often puzzled commentators with its numerous late transformations, which are both colorful and sexual. The transformations of the queen of Sheba's story invoke many of the patterns familiar from fan fiction. Such transformations of ancient tales also provide preliminary explanations of why the themes in the various versions of her story appear again and again. This too shows parallels with fan fiction.