Monday, May 21


An unusual medieval reimagining of the Amazons of Greek myth, from the Nuremberg Schedelsche Weltchronik of 1483. Scholars of the Renaissance attributed to this tribe of (apparently mythical) fighting women the invention of the battle-axe, a garbling of the Scythian sagaris. One proponent of this theory, Johannes Aventinus, has a German wheat-beer named after him, incidentally. I have no idea if it's any good.

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