Collection: Saints >
Tamar of GeorgiaSaint, sovereign, and fiercely independent woman, she quashed two rebellions from her ex-husband, expanded her nation's borders, and ushered in a golden age.
Mai BhagoThis Sikh warrior saint led 40 deserters back into battle and in so doing, possibly saved her entire religion from extinction.
Olga of Kiev1 23 4 5 678 9 10 11 121314 1516 1718192021 222324 252627 2829 303132 333435 36 3738 39 Amanullah wasn’t actually king until 1926 – he was Amir before then. For simplicity’s sake, referring to him as king. ↩ For an idea of how Syria was doing at the time, read the entry on... Read more »
Collection: Indigenous Peoples >
Corn MaidenThis mythical Native American woman saved her loved ones from starvation with delicious magical leprosy - a fact that led to, shall we say, complications.
JanequeoWhen her husband was killed by conquistadors, this native Chilean showed the Spanish what "fight like a woman" really means.
SermerssuaqAn Inuit woman so strong nobody could even beat her lice in arm-wrestling, her story just gets stranger the closer you look.
Collection: Oceania >