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Queen Zarina of the Massagetae

There are various traditions about the historical Queen of the Scythians who may or may not have fought Alexander, beaten him, been beaten, surrendered…

“Zarina” is an old Persian name, meaning “golden.” My character is taken from Queen Tomyris, who defeated Alexander’s idol Cyrus the Great and killed him in what Herodotus claimed was the fiercest battle of the ancient world.