Battle of the Amazons

Battle of the Amazons
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  • In one of Herakles' celebrated twelve labours, he was sent to retrieve Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons, 's girdle by Eurystheus, the king of Tiryns, Argos and Mycenae for his daughter.
  • In the name of my father, get me Hippolyta's girdle! Now!
  • Initially, Hippolyta was so impressed by Herakles that she willingly gave him her precious girdle that her father, Ares, had given her.
  • Herakles' step-mother, Hera, was always against her step-son as he was the result of one of her husband, Zeus, many affairs. She therefore spread rumors among the Amazons of Herakles kidnapping their great Queen, Hippolyta.
  • Soon, rage spread like wildfire among the Amazons, sending them into war with the allegedly invincible Herakles.
  • Herakles eventually defeated the Amazons and killed Hippolyta, but he soon fell in love with her lifeless body.
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