Collection: Oceania >
WungalaWhen she came face-to-face with a great monster, this mother saved her child and herself through bravery, quick thinking, and great culinary skills.
Kate Leigh and Tilly DevineAmerica had Al Capone. Sydney had Kate Leigh and Tilly Devine - who *hated* each other.
NafanuaWhen an oppressive regime threatened her home, this Samoan war goddess took matters into her own hands.
Xtabay (Mesoamerican myth)
Siren of the Yucatan
Chaste and virtuous woman spends life assuming she’s better than her more sex-positive neighbor, and for this haughtiness becomes in death a demonic woman who lures wayward men to their death – a stunning indigenous inversion of the Madonna/whore complex.
Collection: Survivors >
TirgataoAbandoned and imprisoned, this real-life Amazon took back the life she had stolen away.
Ida B. WellsOne of the first anti-lynching advocates, she risked her life for decades to report on the truth when nobody would believe her.
Micaela AlmonesterAfter decades of gaslighting and emotional abuse at the hands of her in-laws, this iron-willed woman survived being shot four times point blank, won a separation from her husband, and became one of the most respected business icons in New Orleans.
Collection: Royalty >