Monday, 9 February 2015

Amazons

                                         In Greek mythology, Amazons were described as a nation of all-female warriors. According to some versions the Amazons were described as the  daughters of Ares, the god of war. The cities of Cyme, Myrine, Ephesus and Smyrna were founded by the Amazons.

Amazons warriors 

                                   The word "Amazon" means  "without breast", so in some versions it was described that Amazons had their right breast cut off or burnt out because that they might not be hindered by them in throwing the javelin.
                                        No men were permitted to have sexual encounters or reside in Amazon country. Once a year, in order to prevent their race from dying out, they visited the Gargareans, a neighboring tribe. The male children who were the result of these visits were killed or sent back to their fathers or exposed in the wilderness to fend for themselves. The girls were kept and brought up by their mothers, and trained in agricultural pursuits, hunting, and the art of war.
Amazons battle

                      In other versions, when the Amazons went to war they would not kill all the men. Some they would take as slaves, and once or twice a year they would have sex with their slave, in order to prevent their race from dying out.

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