If these mythical women of power were all put on a rugby team, what positions would they play?!
So let's start with Athena: scrumhalf/flyhalf
as described by a random website, "Unlike the war God Ares, she was not known for her brutality and bullying behavior. She was more of a strategist and a diplomat and was called upon to mediate in several disputes and wars amongst the Gods." She seems to be pretty in control yet also a badass.
Atalanta: inside/outside center
she's the goddess of running and was RAISED BY BEARS. a speedy strong bear-raised woman? get 'er in the back line!!!!! NOTE: this picture of her looks A LOT like one of the badass backs on my Stars rugby team......coincidence? I think NAHT!
provides protection and strength specifically at crossroads, intersections, and "critical points." I have always thought that the area a wing guards is SUCH a critical point. If there is a weak wing, an opposing team will capitalize on that ALL DAY. they're pretty crucial to cutting off intersections and gaps for opposing teams to get through.
(and SWEET JESUS...dem' eyes though. anyone who stared me down like that would make me think twice about running at them)
known for independence, confidence, physical strength, and courage. sounds like she would thrive at flying out of a scrum and hitting bitches! one of her "weaknesses" is being impulsive, so that would actually be handy at flanker.
Demeter: eight man
very mother-like; empathic nature and high level of perseverance. Seems like she would hold the pack together pretty well. These features would be good in a leadership role, especially to help the forwards press on and endure.
(...and look at that badass SCYTHE! dayum.)
Eos: second row
first of all, she's actually not just a goddess but also a freakin' TITAN. she also kidnapped four dudes just because she felt like it. she has a lot of passion and strength, both things you really need to be a second row.
Hestia: second row
apparently she's been known as a "forgotten goddess" because of her modesty. very high levels of dedication and "not prone to jealousy." I think many times people forget exactly how DIFFICULT being a second row is; takes a lot of dedication to even learn the position! they also hold together the scrum, so I would want someone who is an essential team player.
Didn't even know this until right now, but Nike is actually the goddess of victory.....which is what the brand is named after! She is one of the most athletic goddesses and will do anything to win. She was a charioteer that led people into war, which sounds like someone awesome to lead the forwards into a ruck or a scrum!
known for balance, justice, and precision. precision would be major in hooking the ball from a scrum, and I would say more balance gives you more precision! the justice she has made her a major decision maker, also beneficial in the scrum and in being a forward.
.......my nerd level has reached an all time high.
But in thinking about all the amazing and wonderful strengths these rugby positions and these women have makes me appreciate all the teammates I have had that depict all these qualities. Female ruggers, in every position, truly are spectacular people in so many different ways!