The new entrant to Strong Female Sunday is being posted a day early because I have an appointment on Sunday.
Today’s strong female character is Tomoe Gozen.
Why is she strong?
She was a warrior featured in the Heike Monogatari known for her superb fighting skill and bravery. She is believed to have fought as a captain in the Genpei War in the 12th century in Japan. It has not been confirmed whether she was an actual historical figure or an invention for the book itself. However, it is likely that she did exist, given that the grave of one of her attendants has been found, and some of the stories in the Heike are believed to be historical events. Who wouldn’t want an awesome female warrior in their history?
Keep it civil, people.