Thank you to everyone that helped brainstorm community events last update. I’ve got some exciting ideas that I’m going to consider. Expect to see some exciting and fun events come April!
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I’ve been researching early histories of different cultures and today, while reading about Japan, had an interesting thought. You see, Japan’s early history had two very intense, very powerful, very larger-than-life women in it. One ruled the country as both spiritual and military leader, was rumored to consort with kami or oni, and may be the origin of the Ameterasu (sun goddess) myths. The other invaded Korea while pregnant and won. These ladies did NOT mess around! In fact, most of the female figures from history that we DO hear about seem so hard-core that their stories are just too good to be forgotten…but many aren’t quite memorable enough to make the cut.
Other research found numerous female figures that had their names purposefully removed from historic accounts so they would not be remembered, had their deeds attributed to male heirs, or simply had their names and likenesses changed to men as histories were passed down. It made me wonder, how much of our own history are we missing, because it was erased before we could read it? And what about the figures that remain, the Joan of Arcs and Amelia Earharts and Empress Jingo-kogos, made them resist the brush of history that crossed out so many of their peers?
What’s your favorite female figure from history or legend?