Posted by: audioofamber | October 2, 2009

Asgarda.

“I was inclined to think the whole thing was a hoax, but maybe that’s because a tribe of noble Ukrainian girl-warriors sounds too awesome to be true in this cold, cruel world.”

I LOVE this image. It seems to haunt me.

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In the Ukraine, a country where females are victims of sexual trafficking and gender oppression, a new tribe of empowered women is emerging. Calling themselves the “Asgarda”, the women seek complete autonomy from men. Residing in the Carpathian Mountains, the tribe is comprised of 150 women of varying ages, primarily students, led by 30 year-old Katerina Tarnouska. Reviving the tribal traditions of the Scythian Amazons of ancient Greek mythology, the Asgarda train in martial arts, taught by former Soviet karate master, Volodymyr Stepanovytch, and learn life skills and sciences in order to become ideal women. Little physical documentation existed on the tribe, until recently, when renowned French photographer, Guillaume Herbaut, met the Asgarda back in 2004 in the midst of the Orange Revolution.

Something about this is so amazingly kick-ass. I hope it is real. Also I really wish there was an all-female guild in Warcraft called Asgarda!

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Responses

  1. This is pretty badass.

  2. that is pretty damn awesome

  3. I am pretty stoked because a friend of mine actually DID make a WoW guild. YAY. I can pretend I am a kickass Amazonian self-defense guru as well!


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