Collection: Royalty >
Velu NachiyarWith a dead husband and a hostile foreign country on her hands, this Indian queen did the unthinkable - turned her loyal servants into some of the first suicide bombers in recorded history.
HatshepsutOne of the greatest pharaohs to ever live, she built up Egypt so much that a generations-long sustained effort to erase her from history couldn't do the trick.
Black AgnesWhen the English laid siege to her castle home, this Scottish woman bedeviled them until they gave up.
Collection: Goddesses >
Tsuruhime OhoriWhen invaders threatened her island home, she declared herself a living god, raised an army, and fought them tooth, nail, and occasional grenade.
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.
NafanuaWhen an oppressive regime threatened her home, this Samoan war goddess took matters into her own hands.
Collection: Survivors >