Xtraordinary Warrior Princess Khutulun- Famous Women (Poem)
Marco Polo said I was a superb warrior
I would ride in enemy ranks
Snatch a captive
Like a hawk snatches a chicken
I helped my father in many battles
Specially against cousin Kublai Khan
Any man who wanted to marry me
Must defeat me in wrestling
Else forfeit 100 horses
I had a herd of 10,000 horses
My father would have named me heir
I was his favourite
He took my advice
My brothers didn’t support his decision
I refused to acknowledge my brothers as heirs
They challenged me
I swear if I lived today
I would have ruled the world.
Here’s another poem in my Famous Women series.
Read more about Khutulun here.