Though the beast should have feared no one, it showed great respect for Matilde. This proved that her powers surpassed those of the beast. Her whips tore through the air, slicing through flesh with all the ease of a great sword tempered by a master craftsman. Dodging her skillful blows was next to impossible. The beast knew this, and that was why it obeyed her.
In Teutonic (Germanic) the meaning of the Spanish, Portuguese and Italian feminine name Matilde is "battle maiden", also "mighty in battle, strong in war, strength for battle". Derived from the Germanic name Mahthildis meaning "strength in battle", from the elements maht "might, strength" and hild "battle". Matilde is a spelling variant of the French, German, Portuguese, and Spanish name Mathilde as well as a variant form of the English, Italian, Portuguese, and Scandinavian name Matilda.
Artwork by Alejandro Mirabal.