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Tomyris, Queen of the Massagetai, as told by Herodotus, was responsible for the destruction of Cyrus the Great and his army of Persians in 529 B.C... Tomyris chopping off the head of Cyrus, which she apparently then kept and used as a wine glass (as he had killed her son).

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Queen Amidala

justamus: A rare vintage photograph of an onna-bugeisha, one of the female warriors of the upper social classes in feudal Japan. Often mistakenly referred to as “female samurai”, female warriors have a long history in Japan, beginning long before samurai emerged as a warrior class.