Khutulun Great Female Warrior Of The Mongol Empire

Her story has been the inspiration for various other artworks throughout Europe, including fables by French scholar Francois Petis de La Croix and an unfinished opera by Italian composer Giacomo Puccini. These fictional accounts have mixed with historical records and have added to the myth and mystery of her life, but all accounts speak to her physical strength and military ability. She has been remembered in Mongolia for centuries as a great athlete and fierce warrior.