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  Amazons - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Amazons were said to have lived in Pontus, which is part of modern day Turkey near the shore of the Euxine Sea, where they formed an independent kingdom under the government of a queen, often named Hippolyta ("she lets her horses loose").
The battle between the Athenians and Amazons is often commemorated in an entire genre of art, amazonomachy, in marble bas-reliefs such as from the Parthenon or the sculptures of the Mausoleum of Mausollos.
It is conjectured that the Amazons were originally the temple-servants and priestesses (hierodulae) of this goddess; and that the removal of the breast corresponded with the self-mutilation of the god Attis and the galli, Roman priests of Cybele.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Amazons   (6962 words)

 Game of the Amazons - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Each move consists of two parts: moving one of one's own amazons one or more empty squares in a straight line (orthogonally or diagonally), exactly as a queen moves in chess; it may not cross or enter a square occupied by an amazon of either color or an arrow.
The strategy of the game is based on using arrows (as well as one's four amazons) to block the movement of the opponent's amazons and gradually wall off territory, trying to trap the opponents in smaller regions and gain larger areas for oneself.
The simplest such territory is three squares of the same colour, not in a straight line, with the amazon in the middle (for example, a1+b2+c1 with the amazon at b2).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Amazons_(game)   (938 words)

The name Amazon is believed to descend from the word amazoi which in Greek means "breast less", deriving from the legend that says they removed their young girls right breast, as to facilitate the drawing of the bow, as the bow and arrows were their main weapon.
Homer wrote in his great work the Iliad that the Amazons with Penthesilea went to Troy in aid of King Priam during the Trojan War, and while doing battle Penthesilea was wounded in her right breast.
This labor became known as the "Girdle of Hippolyte" and his task was to bring back this symbolic girdle which had been given to the Amazons by the god of war Ares.
www.pantheon.org /articles/a/amazons.html   (635 words)

 Amazons - All About Turkey
According to Greek mythology, Amazons were a warlike tribe of women descended from the god of war, Ares and the naiad Harmonia.
The association of the Amazons with Artemis supports this theory, but the story is more likely to be an imaginative elaboration of reports about matriarchal tribes in Anatolia, or of tribes in which the women led a freer and tougher life than they did in Greece.
The Amazon queen Antiope was kidnapped by Heracles from her homeland, brought to Athens and presented to Theseus, the mythical king of Athens.
www.allaboutturkey.com /amazon.htm   (1393 words)

 AMAZONS, Greek Mythology Link.
The AMAZONS of Libya were much earlier in point of time and disappeared entirely many generations before the Trojan War; but those about the Thermodon river were in their full vigour a little before that time.
The Libyan AMAZONS were also known for having waged war against the people of Atlantis, the most civilised men of the region, who dwelt in a prosperous country and possessed great cities.
The decline of the AMAZONS seems to have been caused by the expeditions of Heracles 1, Theseus, and the remembered campaigns of the young King Priam 1.
homepage.mac.com /cparada/GML/AMAZONS.html   (1537 words)

The most credible theory holds that the Amazons had contact with men from other lands, the Amazons kept the female children born to them, and sent the male children to live with their fathers.
Female children in the Amazons tribes were said to have their left breast seared during childhood to facilitate the use of a bow.
The patroness of Sparta and of the Amazons Artemis was the goddess of the wild hunt, protectoress of animals, protector of women, young girls, and youth, with a connection to adolescence and childbirth (The Amazons in later Hellenistic periods were associated with Dionysus the god of wine, as either his allies of his opponents.).
www.mnsu.edu /emuseum/prehistory/aegean/amazons/amazonwho.html   (1338 words)

She was an Amazon Queen who was abducted by Heracles and brought to Athens where she fell in love and married Theseus (the King of Athens).
She would have been happy to give him the girdle without issue, but the rumour was spread around the Amazon camp (by Hera in disguise) that Heracles had come to steal from Hippolyta, and the Amazons made war on him.
She came with the Amazon army to Athens to rescue Antiope from her kidnapper Theseus and was one of the only ones able to infiltrate the castle.
www.paleothea.com /Amazons.html   (1524 words)

But it is also uncertain, whether the Amazons had come to rescue Antiope or to kill her for treason, and whether Antiope was fighting with Theseus or she attempt to escape and fight with the Amazons.
Though, the Amazons were warlike, and some of queens were daughters of Ares, they worshipped Asiatic Artemis, the moon-goddess of wilds.
Myrina led a large army of Amazons with strength of 30,000 foot-soldiers and 3000 cavalry, first in the war against their neighbour, the Atlantians, and then later, against the Gorgons, another race of woman warriors.
www.timelessmyths.com /classical/amazons.html   (3405 words)

 glbtq >> literature >> Amazons
Amazon characters (especially Hippolyta, married to Theseus) were extremely popular in the fourteenth through the sixteenth centuries, appearing in works by Boccaccio, Chaucer, Shakespeare, Spenser, and numerous other authors.
Amazons were definitively linked with lesbians by the advent of lesbian feminism in the late 1960s.
Amazons appealed to lesbians not only because of the warrior image (the two-headed axe or labyris associated with Amazons became a lesbian symbol), but also because Amazons lived without men.
www.glbtq.com /literature/amazons.html   (1619 words)

The yellow-fronted or yellow-crowned Amazon is not as colorful as the others in the group and often is overlooked for the more colorful birds.
The blue-fronted Amazon is one of the easiest to obtain because it is a reliable breeder and one of the most popular Amazons.
Amazons have a certain odor that is normal for them, so keep this in mind if the customer questions it.
www.prettybirds.net /Amazons.htm   (1368 words)

 Brave Women Warriors Of Greek Myth: An Amazon Roster
Amazons were trained to use all weapons and especially in single combat.
Areto was an Amazon who went with Pantariste to kill the captains and soldiers of Herakles to avenge the murder of Hippolyte.
Phoebe was the third of the Amazon spear-women with Celaneo and Eurybe.
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Amazons are medium to large sized birds with a wonderful musky smell to them.
Amazons are often the life of the party showing off even for strangers.
Amazons can also be very noisy and most, but not all are too loud for an apartment.
www.wendysparrots.com /html/amazons.html   (402 words)

 Amazons - Wikiquote
As regards marriages their rule is this, that no maiden is married until she has slain a man of their enemies; and some of them even grow old and die before they are married, because they are not able to fulfil the requirement of the law.
We have moreover another glorious deed performed against the Amazons who invaded once the Attic land, coming from the river Thermodon: and in the toils of Troy we were not inferior to any.
But it is of no profit to make mention of these things; for on the one hand, though we were brave men in those times, we might now have become worthless, and on the other hand even though we were then worthless, yet now we might be better.
en.wikiquote.org /wiki/Amazons   (852 words)

 Amazon Women in Ancient Greek Art, A Discussion by Frederick John Kluth of Kent, Ohio
Amazon's would have grown some linen simply for use with bowstrings, but in general linen is a stable material that does not fit the type of clothing the Amazon's wore.
Amazons are usually shown riding bareback yet it is very likely that they did not sit on the horse with their bare bottom.
Amazon with leather arm shield to protect her arm from the bowstring, cuirass - a two piece leather vest tied at the sides, apron - which protected her lower front (the back needed no protection because she sat on a horse), and leather greaves for her legs (These were more for brush as she rode.
www.fjkluth.com /amaz2.html   (11758 words)

 Amazons, Greece, Greek mythology
The daughters of Ares were a tribe of warrior women who according to tradition lived on the northern coast of Asia Minor.
The amazons only slept with men when they needed children, which happened for two months every spring.
One of Theseus deeds was to defeat the amazons, which he did, taking their queen Hippolyte or Antiope as his bride.
www.in2greece.com /english/historymyth/mythology/names/amazons.htm   (229 words)

 Amazon, in Greek mythology
The Amazons had a matriarchal society, in which women fought and governed while men performed the household tasks.
Each Amazon had to kill a man before she could marry, and all male children were either killed or maimed at birth.
Several of the finest Greek heroes proved their mettle against the Amazons: Hercules took the golden girdle of Ares from their queen Hippolyte; Theseus abducted Hippolyte's sister Antiope and then defeated a vengeful army of Amazons at Athens.
www.factmonster.com /ce6/ent/A0803619.html   (216 words)

 The Lost World: Amazons - TV.com
While looking for a way off the plateau, Roxton, Malone, and Challenger are saved by three Amazon women from an attack by a vicious flock of pterodactyls.
While the Amazons celebrate by the light of a full moon, the men happily learn that it's breeding time -- and they have been chosen as studs.
Amazons makes it very clear the direction the show would be taking in Season 2 - a rewriting of the relationships among the explorers and a focus on sexy dialogue and situations.
www.tv.com /lost-world/amazons/episode/62438/summary.html   (253 words)

When the Greeks wrote about the amazing Amazons, they were not telling tales about Amazons per se, they were telling tales about wives in general and what it meant to be married in Ancient Greece.
The Amazons lived not among the Greeks but on the very edge of the Greek world where conjecture, intrigue and mystery could be stated to abound without fear of recourse.
Therefore the teller of a tale about the Amazons could not be said to have spoken directly to the women of his household.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/1071/111935   (471 words)

 Invader - A Program that Plays the Game of Amazons
According to Greek mythology, the Amazons were a race of warrior women within ancient Greek civilization.
C) Both the amazon and the arrow it throws must move along a line that is not occupied by another amazon or blocked by an arrow.
Invader is currently one of the top Amazons programs in the world so this is an opportunity to be involved in an exciting and current project.
www.csun.edu /~lorentz/amazon.htm   (522 words)

 The Amazons Board Game   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Amazons is a fairly new board game invented by the Argentinian Walter Zamkauskas in 1988.
According to Greek mythology, Amazons were a warlike tribe of women living somewhere in Asia Minor.
New Amazons position with a value of *2 - I have been working on building combinatorial databases for Amazons.
www.cs.ualberta.ca /~tegos/research/amazons   (722 words)

The ancient Greeks considered the Amazons their most fearsome opponents, defenders of an ancient woman-centered faith who had to be defeated that father-rule might prevail---so it is that Penthesilea leads her Amazons in defense of matriarchal Troy.
The historical factuality of Amazons as a people is a debate which has raged in academic circles for centuries.
All of the Amazons profiled here--Marie Baktscharow, Boudicca, Marguerite de Bressieux, Deborah, Hydna, Jinga Mbande, and Lakshmi Bai--actually lived, except one, and her story may well be based on an actual historical person.
www.geocities.com /Wellesley/1582/amazons.html   (13003 words)

On each turn, a player's amazon moves like a chess queen, then 'fires an arrow' a queen's move from its stopping square; both parts of the move are MANDATORY.
Amazon and arrow cannot move over or onto an occupied square.
Amazons has merits enough for being in the Courier system.
www.chessvariants.com /other.dir/amazons.html   (816 words)

 Amazon parrot books and Amazon parrot video tapes from Avian Publications. Amazon parrot books and Amazon parrot videos ...
Amazon parrot books and Amazon parrot videos about the keeping, care, and breeding of Amazons and other birds.
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If you don't see the Amazon book or video you're looking for, or if you have a question about one of our Amazon titles, please contact us.
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 Amazon.com: Amazons: DVD: Alejandro Sessa,Mindi Miller,Penelope Reed,Joseph Whipp,Danitza Kingsley,Wolfram ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
"Amazons" is in my opinion the weakest of New Concordes sword-and-sorcery reissues on DVD, but that's not to say that this movie doesn't have it's perks.
The movie follows the story of two amazons on a quest to find a sword that can stop the evil wizard who is plagueing the land.
There's plenty of sub-plots, such as a blood fued between two amazons, a woman who transforms into a tiger and is sent by the wizard to follow the amazons, a group of defenseless virgins who always fall victim to a group of cannibals, and an underground resistance movement with plenty of backstabbing to go around.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000068MAV?v=glance   (1332 words)

 Amazons - Movie Info - Moviefone
The plot concerns the efforts of Amazon queen Dyala (Ty...
Amazons (1988): find the latest news, photos and trailers, as well as local showtimes/dvd info at Yahoo!
Amazons - Cast & Crew, movie showtimes, plot, synopsis, exclusive features, trailers, clips, theater listings, reviews, message boards, dvd, videos, rentals and more on Moviefone.
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 Amazons (1984) (TV)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Given that "Amazons" aired the year Geraldine Ferraro was Walter Mondale's running mate, it's difficult not to see this movie as a cautionary tale by paranoid men (specifically, writers David Solomon and Guerdon Trueblood).
The plot has a secret society of voluptuous women plotting to take over the world by wiping out powerful male adversaries (one of the women is, in fact, a political candidate's second-in-command), and framing a young doctor for the death of politico William Schallert.
And our war shall be the war of Amazons, against the race of Man."
www.imdb.com /title/tt0086882   (337 words)

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