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The Amazons Were Based on Real-Life Women Warriors Who Were Cool as Hell

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  1. MULTIZ321

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    The Amazons Were Based on Real-Life Women Warriors Who Were Cool as Hell
    By Siobhan Ball/ History/ Broadly/ broadly.vice.com

    "The Amazons aren't just the stuff of Greek myth and "Wonder Woman" movies. New evidence suggests that they had living counterparts in nomadic Scythian warrior tribes.

    In ancient Greek myth, the Amazons only exist in reference—and deference—to Greek heroes. They are there to be fought and to provide advice, sex, or aid in a quest. Most of all, they are there to be conquered and tamed, as in the case of the Amazon queen Antiope, who was kidnapped by King Theseus and forced to be his wife.

    In comic book and film franchises like Wonder Woman, the Amazons dwell in the realm of fairy tale and make-believe; as warriors imbued with legendary strength. Many historians write off Amazons as just another example of Greek scribes inventing monsters that are inevitably overcome by their civilization.

    Early Greek art, however, tells a different story. It depicts Amazons in the customary garb of the Scythians, a group of nomadic tribes who roamed the steppes of the Caucasus Mountains between 900 and 200 BC, and were most recently the subject of Scythians: warriors of ancient Siberia, a wide-ranging exhibition at the British Museum.

    Later depictions of Amazons in Greek art tend to favor a sexed-up version of Greek women's clothing or men's armour, and some experts assume that the early artistic choice of Scythian dress was intended to exoticize the Amazons. Others, however, believe that it points to evidence that the mythical warriors were based on real, living women—Scythian women, to be exact...."


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    There was a Nova program some years back about the Amazons. Based on patterns in local crafts, a team of researchers theorized that the descendants of the Amazons had migrated eastward, into what is now Mongolia.

    It had been noted that within the indigenous people in the area, there were occasional births of children that were strikingly less Asiatic in appearance - eyes, facial features, skin color. With some effort they were able to find such a young girl, and obtained a DNA sample for comparison with DNA obtained from the body of a known Amazon queen. They were hoping to show enough similarities to establish a connection with the Scythian tribes.

    When the analysis came back, it showed that the girl was a direct descendant of one of the Amazon women identified in the graves in the Caucasus.

    Amazon Warrior Women


     
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    There were some good episodes of Xena featuring Amazons. Hubby and I always loved watching Xena so I bought him the boxed set for his birthday last month. We're binge watching...it does take time!
     

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