Tag Archive for Warriors


by Sam Yelton Egee (c. 1200 BCE) From the Greek Aegea.[1]  Although traditionally placed by Herodotus and others in the vicinity of the Black Sea, there are variations of the Amazon myth which located the tribe of female warriors in Scythia and in northern Africa.[2] Diodorus Siculus records a story of a warrior queen leading…

Sultan Raziyya bint Iltutmish

by Lotte  Houwinkten Cate Sultan Raziyya bint Iltutmish (1205–1240) (Razia Sultana or Razia al-Din or Jalâlat ud-Dîn Raziyâwas) was the first woman to ascend to the throne and lead the army of the Delhi sultanate in Northern India. She ruled from 1236 to 1240. Raziyya dressed as a man in a tunic and turban.  Raziyya had…


by Gina Luria Walker Boadicea (or Boudicca) d. 60 or 61 was a queen of the Brittonic Iceni tribe (now East Anglia).  Her husband, Prasutagus, ruled the Iceni and was a staunch ally of Rome.  When he died, he left his kingdom jointly to his daughters and the Roman Emperor, but his will was ignored. Boudicea…


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