Amazons

Greek - Warrior maidens. Daughters of Ares and Artemis, some say. In some accounts their mother was Aphrodite or Otrere. They came from Asia Minor or Scythia and made a practice of breaking the arms and legs of all male infants to keep them subservient. They cut off one breast to make it easier to use a bow or spear. There were three tribes, each with its own city and ruled by one of three queens. Some say that they killed and ate any men who landed on their shores. They were defeated in battle by Theseus leading the Athenians. In Arthurian lore, they appear as a subject race under Lucius. In one story they were engaged in battle by Gawain, and the Crop-eared Dog is said to have killed their queen. Spenser called their queen Radigund. In Arabian lore, each had one male, one female breast or one breast in the centre. Some say men and women lived on opposite sides of the river in West Africa, and met only in the dry season when the river could be forded. Others say the women lived without men, conceiving by bathing in a certain pool, perhaps inhabited by a jinnee who mated with them. Referred to as Amazons, Amazonas, Amazonas, Amazons, Oeorpata, Oeorpata or Amazons.
Slavic - Female warriors led by Vlasta. In some references, referred to as Amazons, Amazonas, Amazonas, Amazons, Oeorpata, Oeorpata or Amazons.
South American - A race of female warriors. Also identified as Amazons, Amazonas, Amazonas, Amazons, Oeorpata, Oeorpata or Amazons.

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