Kriemhild, the visigothic queen from The Ring of Nibelungs Kriemhild or Gúdrun, is the wife of Sigurd, the beloved of Brynhilde, in "the Ring of Nibelungs" germanic legend. She was a visigothic burgundian queen (a ancient germanic tribe from a region historically situated in modern-day France and Switzerland). She appears as Kriemhild in the Nibelungenlied and as Gutrune in Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen c. mid 6th century
Diana Morgan, from The Lost Sisterhood by Anne Fortier. Diana is a young philologist who discovers have a connection with the ancient Amazons, and sets out on a search for evidence that they actually existed, but she did not realize the dangers they will encounter along the way. In a moment of the book, she goes to a Costume Party using something like this dress with her peacock make-up mask. c. 2014
Reading Beowulf gets tricky with all the different tribe names getting thrown around. Looking at a map with locations of respective tribes could really put things into a better perspective for students!
Roman's Republic Lady Free-born women in ancient Rome were citizens, but couldn't vote or hold political office. Because of their limited public role, women are named less frequently than men by Roman historians. But while Roman women held no direct political power, those from wealthy or powerful families could and did exert influence through private negotiations. 1th century B.C