This Hmong morality tale shows how to be a good person, but it certainly takes some twists getting there.
This astronomer threw off all the social conventions of her day to pursue her one true calling: the stars.
When a monster demanded teenage girl sacrifice, Li Chi saved herself, and was crowned princess for her troubles.
When horse-riding Spaniards invaded, she defied her tribe to befriend one of the abandoned horses, using her new bond to fight off the Spanish.
When her deadbeat brothers demanded the impossible, this South African princess carried through, and slayed a dragon.
This Indonesian queen ruled wisely and justly in life, and was deified as the embodiment of all evil after her death. The story of why gets a bit complicated.
This undefinable adventurer’s life burnt bright but short: a wildcard of the Algerian revolution, she survived an assassination attempt by sabre, and died in a freak desert flood.
Saint, sovereign, and fiercely independent woman, she quashed two rebellions from her ex-husband, expanded her nation’s borders, and ushered in a golden age.
The “Last of the Aboriginal Tasmanians” used brains, brawn, and sheer will to carve a place for herself, even as the world was collapsing around her.
The first prosthetic limb in human civilization went to this ancient warrior queen. Or did it? The story is more complex than you might think.