Hippolyta

Greek - Daughter of Cretheus. Wife of Acastus. Mother of Laodamia, Sterope and Sthelene. She accused Peleus of rape and the dispute ended with Peleus killing Hippolyta and, some say, Acastus also. In other versions, Astydamia is the wife of Acastus. Sometimes known as Hippolyta, Hippolute, Hippolute, Hippolyta, Hippolyta, Hippolyte, Hippolyte, Hippolyta, Hippolyta, Ypolita, Ypolita or Hippolyta.
Greek - A queen of the Amazons. Daughter of Ares. She was given a love-girdle by Ares which Heracles seized as his ninth Labour, killing her in the fight that ensued when her followers thought that he was abducting her. Others say that she fell in love with him and gave him the girdle while another story says that Heracles captured Melanippe, one of her generals, and won the girdle as ransom for her release. In some versions she was not killed in this way but was later captured by Theseus who fathered Hippolytus on her and, some say, married her. In this version she was killed in a battle when the Amazons invaded in an attempt to recapture her. Another story says that she (or Antiope) was killed when she interrupted the wedding of Theseus and Phaedra and yet another that she was killed by accident by Penthesilea who is described as her sister. In some accounts, she is equated with Antiope; in others, she is given as Antiope's sister. This version says that Theseus and Hippolyta led the attempted rescue, dying of grief when she was defeated. In some lore, occasionally referred to as Hippolyta, Hippolute, Hippolute, Hippolyta, Hippolyta, Hippolyte, Hippolyte, Hippolyta, Hippolyta, Ypolita, Ypolita or Hippolyta.

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