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Hatshepsut
ruled Egypt for 15 years
daughter of Tuthmose I
name erased from records
Nefertiti
"The Beautiful One Has Come", wife of Amenhotep IV
Cleopatra
ruled w/ her brother
committed suicide
Maat
Egyptian goddess of law, justice, harmony
Nut
Egyptian goddess of sky, births other gods and pharoahs
Hathor
Egyptian goddess of love and war
Isis
goddess of Nile River, mother of Horus, shown with bird wings
Esther
saved Jews by marrying king of Persia
Judith
Jewish, cut head off a general
Deborah
Jewish tribal leader
Miriam
sister of Moses
Pandora
opened Pandora's box, parallel to Eve
Penelope
Odysseus' wife in Odyssey, faithfully waits for him, knits blanket and undoes progress
sirens
lure sailors with their songs
Circe
monster in Odyssey, turns men into swines
Scylla and Charybdis
sea monster and whirlpool in Odyssey
Aphrodite
Greek goddess; love, sex, beauty, virginity
Artemis
Greek goddess; hunt, moon, animals
Athena
Greek goddess; war, wisdom, farming, crafts; birthed from head of Zeus; her temple is the Parthenon
Demeter
Greek goddess of Earth; mother of Persephone
Persephone
daughter of Demeter, kidnapped by Hades
Sappho
female poet from Lesbos, love poetry
Vestal Virgins
priestesses to Vesta, served for 30 years, donated by parents
Theodora
Roman, wife of Justinian, was a courtesan
Hypatia of Alexandria
scientist, mathematician, philosopher; writings burned publicly
Mary and Martha
women in Jesus' parables; better to learn his teachings than to do chores
Joan of Arc
led French military @ Orleans, burned at stake
Eleanor of Aquitaine
inherited land, married Louis VII, went along on Crusades, after annulment married Henry II, placed under house arrest until his death
Hild of Whitby
headed a double monastery
Herrad of Alsace
abbess who created first encyclopedia
Hildegard of Bingen
nun, had visions, catalogued herbs and diseases, musical composer
Christine de Pisan
French noble, supported her family as a writer, some books traditional, some books feminist, Europe's first feminist
Enheduanna
high prietess in Sumeria, first female poet in history
Code of Hammurabi
Sumeria/Mesopotamia
Snake goddess
held snakes, Minoan
Hera/Here
Zeus' consort, evolved from cow goddess
Heterae
Athenian courtesans, not Athenian-born
Livia and Fulvia
influential in Roman imperial households
Dido
queen of Carthage
Iaia
only female artist in Rome, painter
Irene
first queen in European history to rule in her own name, Byzantine empress