Collection: Oceania >
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.
Te Ao-KapurangiAbducted from her tribe, this Maori woman managed to save her kinsmen and stop a war - by straddling a roof and cramming the house underneath.
Kate Leigh and Tilly DevineAmerica had Al Capone. Sydney had Kate Leigh and Tilly Devine - who *hated* each other.
Amba/Sikhandi (Indian myth)
Gender-Swapping Princess Out For Revenge
When this princess had her life ruined by an unstoppable warrior, she: became a fervent ascetic for years and got a divine boon; killed herself to reincarnate faster; came back as a man; and killed the man who'd wronged her, in the stunning climax of the world's longest epic poem.
Collection: Monster Slayers >
ThákaneWhen her deadbeat brothers demanded the impossible, this South African princess carried through, and slayed a dragon.
RiinaWhen flying cannibal ghosts kidnapped two women, there was no man that could save them. But there was a woman.
Banu GoshaspThis superhero of early Iranian mythology starred in her own stories, and plenty of them.
Collection: Journalists >