Saturday, October 28, 2017

Fact of the Day: Olga of Kiev

Olga of Kiev was wife of Igor of Kiev and ruled as regent until her son reached maturity. A tribe of Drevlians were responsible for her husband's death. The tribe tried to their best to get Olga to marry someone from the Drevlians so they could control Kievan Rus (part of modern day Belarus, Ukraine, Russia, other Slavic nations) through marriage. She apparently got revenge on multiple occasions as she buried Drevlians alive and locked some in a bathhouse and set it on fire. She is a saint in the Orthodox and Catholic church for spreading Christianity in her country. 

8 comments:

Sakuranko said...

Wow this is a really shocking story

Pat Hatt said...

Sure sounds like a saint. Burn them in the poo house.

Emmylou said...

Man...these Europeans really know how to do revenge right....

Martha said...

Doesn't sound very saintly to me.

Christine said...

Wow, history is interesting she was a powerful lady.

stephen Hayes said...

A murderer becomes a saint? Interesting.

Jenn said...

Wow, she sounds swell.

Huggybear said...

I'd let her loose in that White Building on Penn. Avenue, Washington and she'd be sainted by me again!
Colin