Some women have been portrayed as great warriors and leaders in popular culture and they become subjects of literary studies, history, folklore, mythology and film. These are ten greatest real-life women military leaders recorded in history:
Gudit, Yodit or Judith is a non-Christian and near-mythical military leader, who eradicated the Queen Sheba’s descendants, the Axumite dynasty. Stories about her exploits are primarily transmitted through oral traditions and mentioned only incidentally in historical accounts. Gudit started the uprising in 960 AD during the rule of Patriarch Philotheos of Alexandria. After a successful revolt, she reigned for about 40 years and tales of her victorious campaign are still popular in some North Ethiopian communities.