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Penthesileia and Achilles – Greek mythology

By |2018-04-23T10:11:12+00:00July 16th, 2017|Greeks, Literature|

Achilles and Penthesileia, on an Athenian vase painted by Exekias Penthesileia (pen-tha-sill-AY-ah) was the Queen of the Amazons, in Greek mythology. The Amazons were a group of warriors who were all women and girls. Penthesileia's story happens a little before the time of the Trojan War, in the Late Bronze Age. So Penthesileia and the Amazons lived to [...]

Who are the Amazons? Scythian women

By |2018-04-23T10:06:36+00:00July 14th, 2017|Greeks, Literature|

A Greek depiction of an Amazon (Athens, ca. 420 BC; Wikimedia) The Amazons, in Greek mythology, were a group of warriors who were all women and girls. There were no men among them. One famous Greek story about the Amazons is the story of Penthesileia. According to the Greeks, the Amazons lived to the north of Greece, [...]