This post will be updated for each Barbara Walker-related finding I make.
The works of Walker's that I have been looking into are relatively helpful in one sense - find a suspect statement, look if it has a source, look what the source actually says. This is relatively straightforward.
At times the sources are difficult to obtain. If I find a statement which I am certain is wrong, and I can find reasonably good sources contradicting it, I will not bother obtaining her sources at all. However, if I suspect some claim of hers to be incorrect, the relevant article will be listed here, and if I find she was right after all, I will mark the item in the list as ok. With green, all-caps letters and all.
Being right is not enough though - if she is right, yet misrepresents a source I will list that as an error. In those cases I will point out that she essentially probably is right, though.
The Woman's Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets:
- A, misrepresenting source
- Anima, mistaken etymology, misrepresenting source
- August, misrepresenting source
- Azazael, misrepresenting source
- Baal-Hadad, misrepresenting source
- Brother, mistaken etymology (as far as origin goes)
- Horseshoe, weird claims about the Greek alphabet
- Houri, weirdly mistaken etymology
- Kingship, mistaken etymology (rex <- sanskrit), misrepresenting source
- Senate, mistaken etymology
The Women's Dictionary of Symbols and Sacred Objects:
- Altar, (Moses' horn, misrepresenting source)