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Ancient Greek and Roman Myths Notes

Amazons


Amazons is a mysterious race of women-warriors, descended from Ares (Mars), the god of war, and the Nymph Harmonia. Amazons hated men and kept them as slaves for hard works. To preserve their race they killed all their newly born infant males and left only girls.
See: Peter Paul Rubens The Battle of the Amazons.
 

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