Let's get the girdle so I can complete my 9th labour. The Amazons live here.
Hippolyte, queen of the Amazons, may I have your girdle in order to complete my 12 labours?
If you must.
Herakles has come to abduct our queen!
The Amazons were a tribe of warrior women. It is said that they lopped off their right breast in order to draw a bow and arrow.
I hope they do not realise I am Hera in disguise
We must get an army together and fight
Oh no! Poor Queen Hippolyte
Umm.... Who is this person? I don't think I have seen her before
Herakles was the son of Zeus and Alcmene. Hera who was Zeus' wife got very angry and sent a fit of maddness to Herakles. As the punishment for the crimes he commited while mad, Herakles had to perform 12 labours.
Oh dear! What is happening?
Herakles' 9th labour was to retrieve the Golden Girdle from Hippolyte, Queen of the Amazons. Hippolyte agreed to give it to him.
Sorry Hippolyte, it was nothing personal. Thanks for the girdle by the way
Hera- disguised as an Amazon- spread a rumour to all the other Amazons that Herakles was going to make off with their queen.
Enraged, the Amazons charged down with their weapons and battle face on to where Herakles and Hippolyte were.
Herakles, thinking on his feet, killed Queen Hippolyte, took the girdle and left.