Nog Prize #7
A reader points out anachronisms in Fredegund's picture. Shoulda done the research.
Nog Prizes 3-5
In which I am corrected on Athena's shield, Irish mythology, and the identity of Tomyris's foe!
The Chinese Sex Workers Who Helped Topple a Dynasty
The founders and members of the Chinese Women's Espionage Training Institute? Shanghai sex workers.
Clarifying the language on Two Sprits: round two!
Ever been curious as to the upbringing of Two Spirits in Native American cultures? You should probably read this.
Nog Prize #2
In which I am corrected as to Mongolian wrestling!
When she came face-to-face with a great monster, this mother saved her child and herself through bravery, quick thinking, and great culinary skills.
Nia Ngao Zhua Pa
This Hmong morality tale shows how to be a good person, but it certainly takes some twists getting there.
Cut Nyak Dhien
When her (second) rebel husband was killed, this heroine of Indonesian revolution took over the fight against the Dutch.
When enemies invaded her town while her husband was on lunch break, she grabbed a nearby pestle and saved the day by achieving the high score in soldier whack-a-mole.
Mother Jones (Mary Harris Jones)
This leader of the labor movement suffered imprisonment, defamation, and untold misery to battle against forces that most of us just take for granted.