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  1. The Amazons Matt Niewoehner and Kyle Muscarella

  2. Background Information • Mighty and independent • Woman warriors • Excluded men from society • Governed their own tribe • Men were their “slaves” • Very strong and good fighting tactics • Only raised girls • Killed boys, left them in jungle, or left them with father

  3. Summary of myth • Heracles sent to steal Girdle • When Heracles arrived Hippolyta greeted him • Hera disguised herself, sent Amazons after Heracles • Heracles sees the attack and kills Hippolyta • After enemy is driven back, returns to Mycenae • Gives belt/girdle to Eurytheus

  4. Modern Language • Used to describe someone • Woman • Warrior-like • Muscular • Tall • Strong • Acts differently

  5. Allusion • Wonder Woman: • Warrior princess of the Amazons • Possesses combat and war skills • Feminist icon • Equality for women • Similar to original Amazons