Female Power

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258. Female Power

  1. Boadicea British warrior-queen who led a revolt against the Romans. [Br. Hist.: Brewer Dictionary, 116]
  2. Camilla maiden-warrior who battles Aeneas forces. [Rom. Lit.: Vergil Aeneid ]
  3. Hippolyta queen of the Amazons; attacked Attica but was defeated by Theseus, who then married her. [Gk. Myth.: Benét, 468]
  4. Macbeth, Lady goads Macbeth to murder Duncan and seize power. [Br. Drama: Shakespeare Macbeth ]
  5. Pilar strong-minded female leader of a group of guerrillas in the Spanish Civil War. [Am. Lit.: Hemingway For Whom the Bell Tolls ]
  6. Semiramis warrior-queen founded Babylon; legendary conqueror, identified with the goddess Ishtar. [Asiatic Hist.: EB (1963) XX, 315]
  7. Valkyries warlike virgins who ride into battle to select, from the heroes to be slain, those worthy of dining with Odin in Valhalla. [Scand. Myth.: Benét, 1046]