We don't hear very often about women warriors, but their stories are legendary and span all of human history. These women are incredibly brave and inspirational, and much can be learned from their stories. Want to know which badass female warrior you're most like? Answer these questions to find out!
If someone doubted my abilities or got in my way of accomplishing something.
Would you ever want to be part of a royal family?
No, too much attention.
Yes, such status and power!
I'd consider it, depending on what my role would be.
What makes you feel the most empowered?
Getting a big promotion at work.
Attracting attention from others.
Taking care of my family.
Spending time on myself - working out, dressing up, things like that.
Is world travel important to you?
I like to travel, but it's not a big part of my life.
What inspires you?
Other people/role models.
Looking at beauty in nature.
My own desire to meet my goals.
What style of art do you most admire?
What is your biggest motivating force?
To prove myself.
Hope for the future.
You are granted a wish - but only one of these five. Which do you choose?
Prosperity for my descendants.
Freedom to act as I want.
The chance to spend a day in someone else's life.
The ability to see the world.
More courage for myself.
You are: Princess Pingyang! She lived in China from 598-623 and was the daughter of Emporer Gaozu of Tang, founder of the Tang Dynasty. She was no Disney princess; using her courage and brilliant strategic thinking, she formed powerful alliances and grew her own army, known as the "Woman's Army," of approximately 70,000 warriors. She was vital to defeating the enemy armies that threatened her father's dynasty.
Princess Pingyang (China)
You are: Sarraounia Mangou! In 1899, this chief/priestess of the Azna defended her home and her people from French colonial forces in the Battle of Lougou (in what is now Niger). The French had more resources and manpower, but it wasn't enough for them to defeat her woman power. She used guerilla tactics to gain the upper hand and the French retreated, a remarkable feat.
Sarraounia Mangou (Africa)
You are: Deborah Sampson! She disguised herself as a man so she could fight in the Revolutionary War until being honorably discharged in 1783. She grew up in poverty and risked her life when she could have easily avoided battle as women were, of course, excluded from serving in the military. While at war, she even treated her own gunshot wound to avoid having her identity discovered by doctors.
Deborah Sampson (American Colonies)
You are: Catalina De Erauso! In the early 1600s, young Catalina escaped from a convent in San Sebastian and set out to travel throughout Spain and then all the way to South America. There, she fought in battles disguised as a man. She did all of this while being labelled a fugitive in her home country. She was imprisoned multiple times in her life, but she managed to survive and ultimately lived a free life after decades of danger and adventure.
Catalina De Erauso (Spain)
You are: Colestah! She was a Native American medicine woman, psychic, and warrior from the Yakama tribe. She rode into battle alongside her husband, armed and ready to fight in the Battle of Four Lakes in 1858. Her husband was wounded in battle and she was able to bring him to safety and heal him, saving his life.