Strength is a many faceted thing. You can encounter it physically, mentally, emotionally, and there is strength of patience, of the moral variety. Strength can be found in the good, and in those who have maybe not the best of intentions as well. It is a thing which can be literal - physically personified - and just as easily a thing of depth, hidden but just as voluminous. It can be found in men as well as women, and as these texts show, in aliens and theory too.