It was recently announced that in the game Civilization VI you can play as Tomyris and the Scythians.
Posting a couple more before/after revamps from the book – this time with commentary on what I changed and why!
There’s lots of evidence to Scythians being red-haired and light skinned. So why did I not portray Tirgatao that way?
A reader brought to my attention that Cyrus the Great actually set Croesus on fire, so yeah – depicting them as best buds was probably somewhat inaccurate.
Hope everyone had a splendid Halloween! It brought an awesome surprise around these parts – the first Rejected Princess cosplay! Introducing Gem Torres as Massagetae queen Tomyris. She did an AMAZING job!
In which I am corrected on Athena’s shield, Irish mythology, and the identity of Tomyris’s foe!
When the most powerful man in the world made plans on her country, she: turned down his marriage proposal, destroyed his armies, and defiled his head so famously that she became legend for centuries thereafter.