Author(s) : Dipla Anthi (19/2/2001)Translation : Nakas Ioannis
For citation: Dipla Anthi, "Amazons",Encyclopaedia of the Hellenic World, Asia MinorURL: <http://www.ehw.gr/l.aspx?id=7192>
Warlike tribe of women. According to mythology usually they are located in the region of ancient Bithynia-Pontus, around the river Thermodon. They exclude men from their society. Agile hunters and warriors, they clash with Greek heroes and are always defeated by them. The foundation and naming of various cities in Asia Minor is attributed to them. They are mainly connected with martial and virgin deities. Since Antiquity there have inquiries regarding a historical base for their myth.
Warlike tribe of women
Date and Place of Birth
Mythical times - Bithynia-Pontus (or elsewhere)
1. Relations-etymology of their name
3. Society- population -relation with men
4. Way of life-habits
7. Building and naming cities
8. Origins of the myth of the Amazons
9. Relations with gods
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