In Greek Mythology Medusa was a monster, a Gorgon, generally described as a winged human female with a hideous face and living venomous snakes in place of hair. Gazers upon her face would turn to stone.
Constantine XI Palaiologos, last Eastern Roman Emperor, makes a final prayer before the Ottoman attack on Constantinople, When the battle was over, they were only able to identify his body by the imperial Eagles on his boots.
"Woman in sensible armor! A rare vintage photograph of an onna-bugeisha, one of the female warriors of the upper social classes in feudal Japan. Often mistakenly referred to as “female samurai”, female warriors have a long history in Japan.
Ares is the god of war. Any battle of scuffle of that time, he was usually called upon for help to make them victorious. Head of Ares - after Greek original by Alkamenes 420 B.C, at the State Hermitage Museum, Saint-Petersburg