Almost all of us know about the marvelous and beautiful African-American princess, Tiana. She was the first Disney princess with dimples, and her life’s story is based upon the China’s Hua Mulan. Tiana was not only a princess, but also a famous female warrior, as per described in the poems like “The Ballad of Mulan”. This gives us a clear understanding that it cannot be true that the princesses of ancient times couldn’t be the fighters or warriors. In fact, the history is full with such ladies who have been discussed proudly in comics and novels. The gaming industry, on the other hand, had adapted famous female characters having historical values. Let us take a look at the top 10 forgotten princesses adapted in comics.
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Pasiphaë is also called The Seduction of Europa. According to one of the Greek mythologies, this queen was the daughter of Helios, the Sun. She got married with married King Minos of Crete and gave birth to Asterion aka Ruler of the Stars. The queen was famous because she had having irresistible sexual drive towards a bull, and being a Bull Goddess, she worked to bring revolution in her times.
Queen Anna Nzinga was born in 17th century. She was the beautiful princess of Ndongo and Matamba Kingdoms of the Mbundu people in Angola. She was the daughter of King Kiluanji, who had driven from the Kimbundu verb, Kujinga. Nzinga had umbilical cord wrapped around her neck. She left Ndongo when her brother was captured by one of her enemies. She moved to a new country, and her tribe was named as Jaga.
8. Corn Maiden
Corn Maiden, also known as Corn Mother, is a mythological character who was responsible for originating corn in indigenous agricultural tribes of North America. In the Arapaho tradition, she was tied up and thrown into a river to get rid of her powers. According to various stories, she had secret powers to produce corns in tons.
7. Noor Inayat Khan
Noor Inayat Khan, another powerful and beautiful princess of ancient times, was an Allied Special Operation agent during World War II. She had received the George Cross, and the highest civilian award of UK, and belonged to Moscow. She started working as a radio operator in Paris. She was 2nd Class Aircraftwoman in Women’s Auxiliary Air Force.
Hatshepsut’s name means The Foremost of Noble Ladies. She was 5th Pharaoh of the Eighteenth dynasty of Ancient Egypt. Harshepsut had been a great princess of her times. The New York Metropolitan Museum of Art has many of her life’s monuments, and of the times when she ruled her land for 22 years.
5. Wu Zelian
Wu Zelian (or Wu Zhao) belonged to China. She was a female emperor of ancient times who lived during the Tang dynasty. She married with Emperor Taizong, and when he died, she married with Emperor Gaozong. After Gaozong’s died due to cardiac disease in 690, she ruled China until 705 AD.
4. Shajar Al-Durr
Shajar al-Durr, means Tree of Pearls, had played a crucial role after Sultan As-Salih Ayyub’s death during 17th century. She was a beauty with brain, and initiated her life as a Turkish servant. She was sold to Sultan of Egypt, and remained in a relationship with Aybak.
We can definitely call Khutulun to be A Warrior Princess. She was the daughter of Kaidu, and one of the powerful rulers of Central Asia. Khutulun was the niece of Kublai Khan, and her name was founded in Marco Polo’s and Rashid al-Din’s writings. She is well described in history to be a superb warrior and a brave woman.
2. Mai Bhago
Mai Bhago was a princess of 18th century. She belonged to the times of Sikh warrior-saint, the only survivor of the Battle of Khidrana. Mai was born at her ancestral village of Jhabal Kalan, today it is known as Amritsar. She was a sikh lady, and extremely brave woman of her times.
1. La Maupin
Julie d’Aubigny, known as Mademoiselle Maupin or La Maupin, was born in 1673. She used to dress as a man from her childhood. She was actually a bisexual beauty who used to attend royal meetings in her time. She was famous for her Opera voice and debuted as Pallas Athena in Cadmus et Hermione by Jean-Baptiste Lully.