New discovers in Mongolia suggest that the ancient story of Mulan is based on fact. She has been made famous by the two Disney movies by that name. The ancient tribe of the Xianbei (who inhabited parts of Mongolia, Inner Mongolia, and China) had female warriors. Most of these warriors appear to have been well trained in the martial arts, but never saw combat. https://www.ancient-origins.net/news-history-archaeology/female-warrior-0013624