Monday 6 July 2015


                                                 In Greek mythology, Lysippe was described as an Amazon and the mother of Tanais by Berossos. Lysippe son, Tanais, only venerated Ares and was fully devoted to war, neglecting love and marriage. Aphrodite, the goddess of love, cursed him with falling in love with his own mother. Preferring to die rather than give up his chastity, he threw himself into the river Amazonius, which was subsequently renamed Tanais.
Lysippe.....Amazon Queen

                                          Lysippe lost her sorrow in work consolidating her queendom, building the city of Themiscyra and raising temples to worship goddess Artemis. In some version, Lysippe was described to led a force of women that were the first to use cavalry in battle.

                                          In Greek mythology, Lysippe was described as one of the daughters of Thespius, King of Thespiae, Boeotia. She was one of the forty-nine of his fifty daughters to sleep with Hercules while he was in Thespia. Lysippe bore Hercules a son, Erasippus. (see Thespiades----------Fifty daughters of King Thespius)

                                   In Greek mythology, Lysippe was described as the mother of Teuthras the Mysian king. Her son killed a sacred boar of goddess Artemis during hunt and was driven mad by the angry goddess. 

Lysippe then went out in the woods, seeking to find out what had happened to her son. Eventually she learned about the goddess' wrath from the seer Polyidus, she then sacrificed to the goddess to propitiate her, and Teuthras' sanity was restored.


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