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The Deadliest Femme Fatales in Ancient Greek Mythology

There are many strong and powerful women, or femme fatales, who became known for their ruthlessness and cunning ways in Greek mythology, such as Circe, Clytemnestra, and Medea. These women were powerful and often deadly forces despite the fact that Greek...

When Greek Hero Achilles Fell in Love with an Amazon

The famed ancient Greek hero Achilles was known as a fierce warrior, but the deeply emotional story of his love for the Amazon Queen Penthesilea is less well known. According to Greek mythology, Penthesilea was a strong and brave Amazonian...

The Amazons Could Have Existed in Ancient Greece

The fierce, fearsome, war-loving female warriors known as Amazons existed in ancient Greece, according to American historian Adrienne Mayor. The Stanford University historian's book The Amazons: Lives and Legends of Warrior Women Across the Ancient World, reveals that such women...

Warrior Women: the Ancient World Was Full of Female Fighters

Anything is possible in the world of computer games – except women who fight, apparently. By Eve MacDonald One of the great things about computer games is that anything is possible in the almost endless array of situations on offer, whether they are realistic...

Greek Warrior Queen of the 21st Century

The Amazons in Ancient Greece were women who fought like men. They were a nation of all female[...]