Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Greece

The Amazons were mighty female warriors who fought against the Greeks during the Trojan War


The Amazons received their name from the fact that they voluntarily removed their right breast in order to easily draw the bow and fight, leaving only the left breast to feed their children. During their fights, they were carrying half-moon shields and wielding spears and were usually wearing a chiton that left one shoulder bare fro activity.

Periodically, the Amazons mated with men from another tribe to produce children, but were in the end only keeping their female children, disregarding or mutilating any male ones.

The Amazons were a horde of passionate, skillful maiden warriors from the Black Sea. They supposedly descended from Ares, the god of War and the Naiad Harmony.

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