The Amazons (Greek: Ἀμαζόνες, Amazónes, singular Ἀμαζών, Amazōn), also known as Oiorpata in the Scythian language, are a nation of all-female warriors in Greek mythology and Classical antiquity. Herodotus placed them in a region bordering Scythia in Sarmatia (modern territory of Ukraine).
Notable queens of the Amazons are Penthesilea, who participated in the Trojan War, and her sister Hippolyta, whose magical girdle, given to her by her father Ares, was the object of one of the labours of Heracles. Amazonian raiders were often depicted in battle with Greek warriors in amazonomachies in classical art.
The Amazons believed to have been destryoyed by the greeks colonization of Pontus have escaped to South America led by Amazonia of Themyscira who was given god like abilities to complete this task.
Despite their size and stature Amazons were as strong, and most stronger than men. Only Gargareans truly compare in strength to Amazons, although the Greeks defeated the Amazons by sheer numbers in most conflicts.
No men were permitted to have sexual encounters or reside in Amazon country; but once a year, in order to prevent their race from dying out, they visited the Gargareans, a neighboring tribe. The male children who were the result of these visits were either sent back to their fathers; the girls were kept and brought up by their mothers, and trained in agricultural pursuits, hunting, and the art of war.
Notable Amazons Edit
- Amazonia (Camilla Gomez)
- Amazonia (Stunning Gomez)
- Amazonia of Themyscira