Find your Spartan queen! #SpartanRace #WhyIRace For more motivation tune in: http://sprtn.im/SpartanUP-Podcast!

Find your Spartan queen! #SpartanRace #WhyIRace For more motivation tune in: http://sprtn.im/SpartanUP-Podcast!

As Spartan women bade farewell to their male loved ones going off to battle, they would say "return with your shield, or on it."

As Spartan women bade farewell to their male loved ones going off to battle, they would say "return with your shield, or on it."

Makes a mockery of the REAL reason Spartan women were valued (only Spartan mothers bear Spartan sons) but it's an interesting example of the fictional female armor being LESS revealing than the historical male version.

Makes a mockery of the REAL reason Spartan women were valued (only Spartan mothers bear Spartan sons) but it's an interesting example of the fictional female armor being LESS revealing than the historical male version.

“Because We are Also the Only Ones Who Give Birth to Men.”  Gorgo, Queen of Sparta, explaining why Spartan women were allowed to rule men.  Queen Gorgo was the wife of Leonidas. At the time she spoke it, women were second-class citizens just about everywhere, except in Sparta. In contrast to the other women of Greece, Spartan women were treated reasonably well, and enjoyed a much greater level of freedom than their peers could ever expect.

“Because We are Also the Only Ones Who Give Birth to Men.” Gorgo, Queen of Sparta, explaining why Spartan women were allowed to rule men. Queen Gorgo was the wife of Leonidas. At the time she spoke it, women were second-class citizens just about everywhere, except in Sparta. In contrast to the other women of Greece, Spartan women were treated reasonably well, and enjoyed a much greater level of freedom than their peers could ever expect.

#spartan, #gorgo, Queen Gorgo in 300. Female leadership. Women. History. Diplomacy. Historical movies.

#spartan, #gorgo, Queen Gorgo in 300. Female leadership. Women. History. Diplomacy. Historical movies.

With more races, more obstacles, and more TRIFECTA chances, this will be the best year in Spartan history. Now is the perfect time to sign up for a Spartan Race.  #challengeaccepted

With more races, more obstacles, and more TRIFECTA chances, this will be the best year in Spartan history. Now is the perfect time to sign up for a Spartan Race. #challengeaccepted

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