Tomyris of the Massagetai
Tomyris - Queen of the Massagetae
Tomyris was an ancient queen of a nomadic group called the Massagetae responsible for killing the Persian emperor Cyrus the Great.
Ancient queens and other women who led their people into battle: Amazons, Queen Artemisia, Queen Boudicca, Queen Samsi, Queen Tomyris, Trung Sisters, Queen Zenobia.
Herodotus on Tomyris, Queen of the Massagetai
Ancient History Sourcebook passage from Herodotus on Cyrus' attempts to conquer the Massagetai, Croesus' sage advice in the matter, Cyrus' misinterpretation of a dream, and Tomyris' revenge.
The historian Jordanes describes the defeat of Cyrus and the Parthians by the Queen of the Getae, Tomyris.