Collection: Pirates >
Sayyida al-HurraIndomitable pirate queen who ran Morocco and ruined Portuguese trade.
AlfhildViking princess who decided she'd rather be a pirate than get married.
Charlotte BadgerThe first European woman to end up in New Zealand, Charlotte Badger was part pirate, part adopted Maori, and part mom. Which part is which is somewhat lost to history.
Collection: Magicians and Shamans >
Nana MiriamWhen a firebreathing shapeshifting hippo menaced her people, this shaman faced it down in a magic battle - and then hurled it into space.
Nanny of the MaroonsLed colony of escaped slaves and protected them from the English using borderline supernatural abilities.
SarraouniaThe "panther queen" of the Azna defeated some of the greatest villains of French colonial history through wits, cunning -- and possibly magic.
Collection: Women in Business >