• Ben Mustafa

    Awsome! Was eagerly waiting for this months RP and Thakane tottaly rocked it. I recommend you research on these two African women who are also RP worthy; Nana Asma’u and Queen Amina of Zazzau(or Zaria) they are both experts in badassery.

  • They’re both on the list! :) Thanks for the suggestions.

  • Mikki Bicknell

    Might I suggest La Llorona? Here is a link to the Wikipedia page. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Llorona

  • Mikki Bicknell

    Here is another Mexican Female to consider Princess Erendira and a link to her Wikipedia page http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Princess_Erendira. I would LOVE to see more Latinas, specifically Central/South American Latinas. Thank you.

  • La Llorona and Erendira are on the list!

    If you have further suggestions, please use the contact form to submit them. It’s easier to keep everything in one place. Thanks!

  • archersangel

    I like the background details; the the lazy brothers in the hut waiting for their stuff, the three warriors on the right with the middle guy looking at (what I presume) is the ironstone pebble & the guy on the right looking worried either at the water dragon, or that his shield isn’t big enough. I’m not sure which.

  • Noelle

    Ah man, I have read the source book about a dozen times, but clearly not close enough, because I don’t remember that story at all. I suppose I should just buy it and have it instead of just borrowing from the library every time. Awesome story! Your storytelling style cracks me up.

  • Igbayilola

    La Malinche, known also as Malinalli or Doña Marina, was a Nahua woman from the Mexican Gulf Coast, who played a role in the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire.

  • I like how this is another example of similar motifs popping up in stories from different cultures. Here I’ve noticed motifs I know from Czech fairy tales (an old woman hiding
    protagonist from a dangerous being, said being sniffing around for the
    human; something small thrown behind one when running from pursuers and
    growing to enormous proportions to stop/hinder the pursuers).

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  • cjinsk

    I just heard this on the Myths and Legends Podcast; I loved the story so much I was trying to find more information and ended up here. This is slightly different from the one I heard. Instead of the villagers coming with her, a group of armed men was sent by the king to help her and one of the warriors was actually the king and he fell in love with her.

  • pointe4Jesus

    I was looking up African dragon legends for a story I’m trying to write, but I came across this instead. I’m now trying to go on an archive binge to get caught up. :)