According to some legends, she wore a set of divine jewels which bestowed upon her the power to control the tides of the Japanese women fighters. That famous apple pie, which ne'er forgot will be, And for Lyda Southard's apple pie, men lay them down to die. The recorded history of that era mentions repeatedly the feats of Khawla in battles that took place in Syria, Japanese women fighters, Jordan and Palestine. Japanese ideals of femininity predisposed most women to powerlessness, in conflict with a female warrior role. She handled unbroken horses with superb skill; she rode unscathed down perilous descents.