Check this out: Seventh-century Maya Holy Snake Lord, Lady K’abel, was just found in Guatemala.
K’abel, considered the greatest ruler of the Late Classic period, ruled with her husband, K’inich Bahlam, for at least 20 years (672-692 AD), Freidel says. She was the military governor of the Wak kingdom for her family, the imperial house of the Snake King, and she carried the title “Kaloomte’,” translated to “Supreme Warrior,” higher in authority than her husband, the king.
The great thing about this story is you can’t make this up. It’s too good.
Lady K’Abel sounds like a princess from a science fiction or fantasy novel. The Wak kingdom sounds like the place where people are whacky or get whacked. Especially since K’abel was the military governess.
Plus, she was part of the Imperial House of the Snake King. She was the “Supreme Warrior,” the supreme bad-ass.