Boadicea

BoadiceaBoadicea, the warrior queen who fought her terrible, unavailing struggle against the might of Rome. The queen’s name was not Boadicea - a spelling mistake in an influential renaissance manuscript - but Boudica, which means Victoria or victory.

"Boudica, queen and High Priestess of the Iceni tribe. She was very tall, the glance of her eye most fierce; her voice harsh. A great mass of the reddest hair fell down to her hips. Around her neck was a large golden necklace, and she always word a tunic of many colours over which she fastened a thick cloak with a broach. Her appearance was terrifying." (Dio Cassius)

The wolf and the hare representing courage and speed, were her totem animals. She would often ride into battle with a hare in her chariot. She had two daughters who fought and died with her.


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