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.