Nog Prizes 3-5
In which I am corrected on Athena's shield, Irish mythology, and the identity of Tomyris's foe!
Nog Prize #2
In which I am corrected as to Mongolian wrestling!
Clearing the record on Nzinga and others
I’ve made corrections to almost all of the entries since initially launching this last Wednesday. I highly recommend going back…
Nog Prize #1
In which I start the tradition of heralding people smarter than I am -- this time for catching something about Fredegund's entry!
Nog Prize #6: Cyrus and Croesus were not bros
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.
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.
This Native American clan mother brought together 5 tribes under the Haudenosaunee Confederacy - and helped make the document that inspired the United States Constitution.
Rose from poverty to become a respected journalist who raced Nellie Bly around the world.
To save an oncoming passenger train, this 15-year-old girl climbed across a collapsing bridge, with nothing but flashes of lightning to keep her from falling to her death in the flooding river below -- a river that had already killed her father.
The 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.