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Tue Apr 25, 2017, 08:56 PM

Women Were Some of the Fiercest Samurai Warriors Ever

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Tue Apr 25, 2017, 09:01 PM

1. I almost finished with a book about Marco Poli and his travels in China

He talks about certain areas of China renowned for its women warriors. America is such a newborn, history wise. Asia has more recorded history than North America.

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Tue Apr 25, 2017, 09:55 PM

2. There have been many fierce women warriors from many parts of the world

Thank you for the topic
They were mothers, sisters, daughters, and wives. But above all these women were warriors. All across time, and all around the globe, they brandished swords and guns, fought battles, and faced off with royalty. Though outnumbered by their bands of brothers in battle, these fearsome female fighters have each made an indelible mark on history.
http://mentalfloss.com/article/59287/9-female-warriors-who-made-their-mark-history

ARTEMISIA I OF CARIA - Named after the Goddess of the Hunt (Artemis), Artemisia was the 5th century BCE Queen of Halicarnassus, a kingdom that exists in modern-day Turkey. However, she was best known as a naval commander and ally of Xerxes, the King of Persia, in his invasion of the Greek city-states. (Yes, like in the action movie 300: Rise of an Empire.)

TOMOE GOZEN - The most famous onna-bugeisha, however, pre-dated Takeko by about 700 years. Her name was Tomoe. Gozen was a title of respect bestowed on her by her master, shogun Minamoto no Yoshinaka. She fought alongside male samurais in the Genpei War, which lasted from 1180 to 1185. While a woman fighting among men was highly unusual, it seems Yoshinaka's high esteem for Tomoe and her fighting skills overcame prejudice.

LOZEN - She later fought beside Geronimo, and legend has it she could sense the enemy's location and number just by reaching out her arms. After Geronimo's surrender, Lozen was captured. She died of tuberculosis while she was a prisoner of war. Her body was returned to the tribe so it could be buried in a place of honor according to Apache tradition.

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