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Queen Maeve

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If you combined the likes of Cate Blanchett, Kat Dennings, ScarJo, Anne Hathaway, Marilyn Monroe, Taylor Swift, and a pirate, you'd get Queen Maeve. Totally hot, totally powerful, totally good at invading your lands and taking your stuff. Maeve is in quite a few stories—like that super famous epic about the Brown Bull of Cooley—and it's not always easy to tell if she's a good guy or a bad guy. Easier things to deduce? She loves dudes, she loves fighting, and she's kind of a klepto. Maeve is the Queen of Connacht, and she wants your (family) jewels.

Basic Information

Name

Maeve (Medb)

Nickname

Queen Maeve, Marvelous Maeve, Maeve of the Friendly Thighs (not kidding)

Sex

Female

Current city

If my nephew hadn't murdered me? Tara or Cruachain

Work & Education

Occupation

Queen of Connacht

Education

You don't need school when you have good looks, money, and a huge military presence.

Beliefs

Political views

I bow only to myself

Family & Friends (& Enemies)

Parents

Eochaid Feidlech (father) and Cruacha (mother)

Siblings

Clothra, Eithne, Mugain (sisters), the Three Finns of Emain Macha (triplets/brothers)

Children

With Ailill: Seven sons named Maine and three daughters: Finnabair, Faife, and Cainder
With Fergus: Ciar and Conmac
Adopted: Etarcomul

Friends

Who needs friends when you can have lovers?

Enemies

Connor (Conchobar) mac Nessa (my former husband)
The people of Ulster
Cúchulainn
Furbaide Ferbend

Relationships

Relationship status

Married to: Connor mac Nessa (I left him—and he hasn't gotten over it)
Tinde (killed by Connor)
Eochaid Dála
Ailill mac Máta
It's complicated with: Fergus mac Roy (Roich)
A lot of other guys. So many other guys.

Interested in

Men

Favorites

TV Shows

Pretty Little Liars 
True Blood 
The Sopranos 
Adventure Time 
Xena: Warrior Princess 

Quotations

"You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it."
– Margaret Thatcher

"When one woman strikes at the heart of another, she seldom misses, and the wound is invariably fatal."
– Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, Les Liaisons Dangereuses

"Revenge is underrated. That felt awesome."
– Dipper Pines (from Gravity Falls)

"Oh Finn, my flawless, flawless champion. Bring the Duke of Nuts to justice. The justice of a cold dungeon!"
– Princess Bubblegum (from Adventure Time)

"I may have the body of a weak and feeble woman, but I have the heart and stomach of a king."
– Queen Elizabeth I (ignore the cultural conflict here—a warrior queen is a warrior queen, and that's why I respect her)

Books

The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli 
"Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night" by Dylan Thomas 
Lord of the Flies by William Golding (Politics and violence!) 
Moby-Dick by Herman Melville (I approve of spending all of your energies in pursuit of revenge.) 
Les Liaisons Dangereuses by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos (This is a sexy book with a very devious pair of characters.) 
The Song of the Lioness Series by Tamora Pierce (Ms. Pierce writes the kickbuttest female characters.) 
The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien (One word: Eowyn) 
A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin 
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy 
The Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston 

Music

Heads Will Roll by Yeah Yeah Yeahs 
Run The World [Girls] by Beyoncé 
We Are the Champions by Queen 
Seven Nation Army by The White Stripes 
We Are Never Getting Back Together by Taylor Swift (Dedicated to all of my former boos who will not leave me alone… Conor) 
Rich Girl by Gwen Stefani ft. Eve 
Maneater by Hall and Oates 
Oops… I Did It Again by Britney Spears 
Jessie's Girl by Rick Springfield 

Movies

Cruel Intentions 
X-Men: First Class (My crush on Magneto is like whoa) 
Brave 
True Grit 
Pulp Fiction 
Twilight (Eye candyyyy) 
Magic Mike (I wasn't kidding. I love dudes with hot bods.) 
Joan of Arc 
Snow White and the Huntsman (Duh. I identify with a fighting version of Snow White.) 

Activities & Interests

Likes

Bantering with my husband
Looking fabulous
Acquiring riches
Swimming (gotta exercise to look this good, guys)
Being better than you

Groups

I'm Too Sexy for My Shirt
Main Characters of The Ulster Cycle
I ♥ My Pet Bird