Amazons!

M - P


First appearance issues are noted in parentheses. If you come to something like (3:7), that means third series, issue #7. All other issue notations are second series.

Amazons known to be Bana-Mighdall are noted as "BANA." Amazons who are definitely original Themyscirans are noted as "THEMIE." All Amazons appearing before issue #29 are of the original Themysciran line, since that's when the Banas were first introduced. In the putrid, abysmal trainwreck called Amazons Attack! we were presented with Amazons who acted in no way like regular Amazons. DC MBer Martin Gray came up with the name "Shamazons" for these, so I'll use that until some kind of logical explanation is found for them. Also in the horrible Countdown Granny Goodness began to populate Themyscira with human warrior women, which I'll refer to as "Grannyzons" if I can bother to report them, as I rarely picked up an issue of that. If we ever see a hybrid or another tribe (please, DC, haven't you inflicted enough upon us?), I'll come up with some kind of notation for that. War of the Gods is noted as WotG.

Macaria

Macaria
: (191) BANA (Because she's referred to as being young.) Blonde without bracelets who spars with swords with Althea while waiting for Artemis to show up for weapons training. Amazingly they practice in an environment where weapons should not be able to function. (Continuity error.)


MagalaMagala
: IMMIGRANT. (124) Why do I say "immigrant"? Because the Amazons were created as a stronger and better-looking race than mere humans. Magala is shown to be inhuman-looking, like a museum rendition of cavemen or Neanderthals. Why would the gods create such a figure for their "perfect race?" She is also described as a "witch," and practices magic. No other Amazon is ever shown to do this. My theory is that Magala is an outsider who was taken during a Doom's Doorway invasion: captured, surrendered, whatever -- and the Amazons kept her alive because, in the absence of technology, they needed magic as part of their arsenal. Don't know if she was insane before they took her on (perhaps because she was a captive of the demons behind the door?) or became insane later.

Well, it makes more sense than what Byrne gave us.

(137-138) Circe attacks Magala and the other Amazons think her dead. I believe they are correct. Circe SAYS (like we can believe anything she says) that she has hypnotized Magala just to fool Diana into thinking it is Circe in disguise. Diana wallops Magala, and Magala survives very nicely. Diana doesn't make any mention of this being odd, so we may assume that Magala had Amazon-level toughness when she lived. Circe had come to steal magical secrets from Magala, to increase her ability to use magic on women since Circe's specialty is to ensorcel men.

In issue #169 Ariadne says that no Amazon noticed Magala's death, but here we are presented with a solemn obelisk that carries a plaque: "Here lies Magala the Mystic." Now, for any other Amazon I'd deem this out of continuity. Amazons are cremated and their ashes scattered to sea. But Magala was a special case in that her body could have contained a magic that might be detrimental to loose upon cremation. Or Circe could have mind-controlled the Amazons (the constant use of mind-control is such a lazy way of writing) into thinking that this was the way Amazons were buried, just so Circe could keep the body intact for Ariadne to step into.

(1,000,000) (Yes, for some ungodly reason we got these across the DCU) In the far future, Magala is still quite alive and dealing in more than mere magic as she lives with the rest of the Amazons on the planet Venus.

(168) In the caverns behind Doom's Doorway, Magala meets with Aella II, leader of the Themie separatists. Aella tells her that they will handle Artemis and Shim'Tar, but that "Hippolyta and her brood are YOURS." Magala says she has special plans for her targets, and she will have revenge on the queen "who RAVAGED me." Later that night, Magala sneaks into Hippolyta's chambers and dons her crown, saying, "You and your SISTER took from me my GREATEST LOVE. I want you to know that kind of PAIN, Hippolyta." She says she will "SMASH [Hippolyta's] throne to BITS" in a figurative sense. "There will not be an Amazon left STANDING when Eos ushers in the dawn tomorrow! You and your kind will all PAY for what you have done to me!" Soon afterwards, an Themysciran soldier (a miscolored/misdrawn Philippus?) rushes to tell her that the Banas are approaching as if for war. This pleases Magala, even as she strikes the soldier down with a mystic bolt. When Iphthime tells her that she needs to call off the warriors, Magala says that it has been Iphthime's "treasonous acts" that "have sparked the lost tribe to WAR," and that Magala has made sure the Themysciran army is ready to fight it.

(169) Magala tells Iphthime how easy it was to start Civil War in Paradise: "[The Amazons'] dark urges were bubbling right UNDER the surface. They wanted to taste each other's BLOOD.... TWO tribes of AMAZONS-- whose SOVEREIGNS were busy playing 'HERO' in the world of man, when your SEPARATISTS came to me. How you loathed the contact QUEEN HIPPOLYTA and PRINCESS DIANA had with Patriarch's World... Its INFLUENCE on Themyscira and how you despised the Banas and the CHANGES they were bringing to Paradise Island. The ADVANCES... FUELED the jealousies and hatreds the tribes shared. They made it easy to GOAD the Banas into declaring WAR against the Themyscirans."

She tells how she easily manipulated the insane Fury to believe that her sisters had betrayed their mother. She thinks the Banas are her "bitter enemies." When she sees Hippolyta has returned, she says, "I thought I'd driven Hippolyta from here for GOOD." She theorizes that she might be able to exert control over Donna Troy, since Magala created her.

The royal family, Fury, and Artemis face down Magala. Hippolyta calls her "Ariadne." After saying how surprised she is that it took so long for them to figure it out, Ariadne/Magala recounts her life and motives: "It must be three thousand years ago now, that CIRCE sent me to kill ANTIOPE. As I dug my dagger into your sister's HEART I could not have IMAGINED how time would shape the future of the Amazons.... or that, milennia later, CIRCE would take PITY on my restless shade. After she transported the Banas to Paradise Island and set them to WAR against the Themyscirans, the FIRST war -- it was Circe who planted my soul into the body of a deformed Themyciran WITCH, who had died casting a spell and NOT ONE AMAZON NOTICED. Yes, Hippolyta, MAGALA.... You IGNORED Magala's INSANE PRATTLINGS when she tried to convince you SHE was the FIRST Amazon. But then I showed you the future through her SEER'S EYES -- warned you of Wonder Woman's DEATH, helped shape the outcome of the second CONTEST that allowed Artemis to BECOME Wonder Woman. And Artemis 'DIED,' and Magala seemed insane NO MORE. But I wanted all the Amazons dead. And I wanted them to destroy each other for taking my love THESEUS from me. I urged the council to send YOU to Man's World as Wonder Woman... and then I let the Banas know it was YOU who was responsible for allowing Artemis to 'die.' I HELPED the Themysciran separatists TRICK the Banas to war knowing I'd equipped each tribe with enough fire power to destroy each other... to annhilate EVERYONE on this island. I knew that once you tasted the ADVENTURE of the outside world you'd forsake your duties here, Hippolyta. You've wanted that for THREE THOUSAND YEARS.... You're nothing but a harlot with WANDERLUST, letting your people twist in the wind while you play 'super-hero' in Patriarch's World--!"

With that, Fury transforms into her Tisiphone form and ("ulp") rips Ariadne's heart out of her body. Fury presents it to the queen as a gift.

a hooded, angle-faced Magala(3:15) In a flashback to before Diana's birth, when the Circle were afraid that a baby would destroy the Amazons by injecting jealousy into their ranks, a person who can only be Magala approaches the group and tells them "Gennes has a DAUGHTER." This leads the Circle to rush to Gennes, find that she treats a doll like it was her baby, and then murder her.

The fact that Magala obviously knew the doll was not real, and made her announcement merely to provoke the Circle ("I know what you fear most, Captain," she told Alkyone.), adds credence to the mounting evidence that even without Circe's help, Magala was not operating on all cylinders.

Mala of the Themies

 

Mala: THEMIE. (Annual #3) She appears in one panel during Diana's hallucination, uncharacteristically being drunk and "hanging on" to a man visiting Themyscira. (90) Mala, Diana's best Amazon friend from the Golden Age, suddenly reappears in the mythos, again apparently Diana's best Amazon friend. She is one of the first to greet her when Paradise Island reappears from being in the Demon Dimension. She comes across as a bit of an immature sycophant, but all the Themies are depicted as childlike here.

 

the other Mala of the BanasMala: BANA. (0) (Yes, DC decided to give us "zero" numbering. For WW, this occurred after issue #90) Called "the Keeper," the woman has lost an eye, is gray-haired and greatly scarred. She says, "A DEMON spit FIRE in my face." She tells Diana an out-of-continuity story. Don't know why the writer chose to have another Mala around. Maybe since things were so out of continuity she doesn't exist. Probably she's been killed off in one of the massacres that have occurred since then so we don't have to worry about the doubling.


Maleeza: BANA. (169) The would-be assassin of Philippus calls out to her.

Marita

 

Marita: BANA. (58) She and Shalir rescue Mnemosyne, Timandra and Epione from US military custody so the Banas can torture them. (This back shot was all I found.)



Marta

 

Marta: SHAMazon. (3:10) She gives the queen the box of that ultimate Amazon secret weapon, Stygian Killer Hornets. Bees! My god!

 

 

Mazita

 

Mazita: BANA. (31) She draws her weapon on Diana but Queen Anahid stops her.


Meda

 

Meda: THEMIE. (WotG #3) One of a small group of Amazons who spot children's footprints in the sands of Paradise.

 

 

Melia: THEMIE. (169) Apparently a battalion leader, for Hippolyta calls out to her during the Civil War to push her battalion forward to defeat the Banas.

Mercy

 

Mercy: BANA? One of those folks in the DCU who claims to be an Amazon and whom others (whose word I don't trust, like Circe) call an Amazon, but who is used solely by the Superman crew and thus cannot possibly be a true Amazon. So I list her as a possible Bana, perhaps the part of the group that split off from the Banas who joined the Themies. Mercy and her partner Hope work for (who else?) Lex Luthor as bodyguards.

 


Mesopee
Mesopee
: THEMIE. (18) In a goofball 2nd-person, non-linear tale (oh joy) we learn that Mesopee is a typical reincarnated-from-woman-with-a-lousy-past that I won't go into here or else I shall vomit. Anyways, she was created with the rest of the Themies and became the object of affection (don't know if it was requited or not) of Verona, who died saving her during the Amazon rebellion after Herakles' War. We can only hope this one-note character has perished in the years since then.

Miliza

 

Miliza: BANA. (WotG #3) She gives Circe a piece of her mind... and lives.

 

 


Mnemosyne

Mnemosyne
: THEMIE. (10) Teacher and self-described "Mother of Memory." She hangs out at the Amazon library. In issue (38) she is described as Chief Librarian (and her hair goes platinum).

(50) She is part of the Amazon contingent that travels to America. When all heck breaks out during that arc (see synopses), Mnemosyne is arrested in Philadelphia.

(59) "Rescued" from the US military, Mnemosyne, Epione and Timandra are tortured by Banas.

Mnemmy as a brownette(WW Secret Files and Origins #2) Just to keep us on our toes, Mnemmy goes brownette here as she explains Donna's origin and life (showing that Mnemmy must be a genius!) to Falizia and her associates, who show up to protest Donna being coronated. Mnemmy tells Venelia to cut off Bitari's wine supply for the rest of the meeting, as Bitari is drunk.


MyrrhaMyrrha: (50) A handmaid or lady-in-waiting. She hands Diana her "travelling bag," which she has also packed for her. Then she accompanies the small group of Amazons to New York city and (52) pays attention to strange sounds coming from Diana's bedroom, then checks on the princess with Cydippe. (53) Once again she responds to a disturbance from Diana's chamber. In Diana's nightmare she has just killed Myrrha with a double axe. When she awakens she embraces her handmaid, grateful for her full health.

(168) One of the two Amazons who attend Diana and Donna Troy in their spa bath.

(173) Myrrha dies during OWAW.

MyrtoMyrto: THEMIE. 3:14. A member of the Circle, an elite (if dangerously unbalanced: Phillipus calls them "overzealous and brutal-minded") group of four Amazons personally chosen by the queen to be her personal guard.

(3:14 - 3:17) Before her promotion Alkyone described Myrto as the person who “headed up the sea-croppers... The same Amazons who delighted in her harvest sniggered ungraciously about her lingering odor.” In a near-mystic ceremony, the four vowed that “All of us, every one, will die before an enemy touches a lock of the queen’s hair." As with all the Circle, Myrto was given a god-forged weapon. Hers was a trident.

One day when the queen had given the Circle liberty, Magala told them that Gennes had a child. They ran to Gennes, discovered that it was a mannequin, and smashed it. Myrto and the others killed the Amazon on Alkyone's orders.

Almost immediately they heard that Hippolyta had petitioned the gods for a child, something they thought would destroy Amazon society. That night when Hippolyta brought the newborn Diana back to the Amazons, telling them that Diana was the child of them all, they did not believe. Instead the Circle went to Hippolyta's room to kill Diana (because they'd sworn not to harm the queen). Hippolyta defended herself and was aided by Phillipus and her troops.

The Circle were put into cells deep in the earth at the cardinal points of Paradise Island. Myrto took the north point. Apparently they were not harmed by the many destructions the island saw over the years. Each year the queen went to each cell and asked the occupant if they repented or not. The answer was always, "Never."

The Circle eventually escaped due to a neo-Nazi invasion, and killed their Nazi captors. They attempted to kill Diana, who was trying to rescue a wounded Hippolyta, but Diana bested them all. She used the trident to destroy Philomena's bow. Alkyone escaped, supposedly to her death (nuh-uh!), and the rest of the Circle were locked up again.

NehebkaNehebka: BANA. (30) Chief aide and yes-woman to Bana Queen Anahid. (31) When told that Cheetah has killed the queen, Nehebka calls off the Bana's massacre of the otherwise innocent Egyptian village.

(33) Nehebka took over command of the Banas, though she hadn't gone through the Tournament of the Crown yet.

(34) Either Faruka or Shim'Tar kills and then beheads her because she stands in the way of their New Order.


Nemesis: See Tresser, Thomas. Even better, look him up in the regular Characters index.


Niobe

Niobe: THEMIE. (37) A messenger who is sent to check on Penelope's health.

(WW:OWAW #1) Penelope, Artemis and Niobe inform Philippus that Hippolyta has been killed by Imperiex.

(211) Niobe must have gotten a new job. When the oracle Callisto collapses after having a violent vision of Diana's battle with Medousa, Io calls for someone to get Niobe, who presumably is within the temple upon whose steps they stand. Maybe Niobe's Callisto's lover. Maybe she's her doctor. It just seems odd to send a messenger to fetch a messenger otherwise.

 

Nu'Bia underwatergo to Nubia indexNu'Bia: THEMIE. (Wonder Woman annual #8) For some reason DC wanted to revive the Silver/Bronze Age character and added a goofy apostrophe to her name to make it more Greek-like, I suppose. </sarcasm>

Nu' turns one of a group of ape soldiers, Tuggo, into stone with her Gorgon's Stare. He falls to be shattered into pieces. Then she comes to Diana's aid and chastises her for letting herself be ambushed. At first (for some strange reason) she thinks Diana is Antiope. "I was a friend to your aunt and mother both but it's been... some time since I've seen another Amazon," she tells Diana.

"A TOURNAMENT was called... a WORTHY champion needed to guard THE TARTARUS GATE [since she doesn't use the term "Doom's Doorway" and of course a writer would know about DD, we may presume that this is a deeper gate within DD] from the inside. I WON the honor and have patrolled these FARAWAY BORDERS ever since." She says, "These lands are under MY protection."

After dealing with the apes, Diana, Shim'Tar 3 and Artemis leave her. The ape historian says of Nubia (so we don't know if it's the absolute truth): "Currently , she's on her way to rescue her ex-boyfriend AHURA-MAZDA from his immortal enemy, AHRIMAN."

(154) Nubia continues her story of who she is and how she came to be: "Long before you, I too, won the TOURNAMENT OF GRACE AND WONDER. But times were different then, and our people had a different mission. TO GUARD DOOM'S DOORWAY... the Tartarus Gate [this could mean two different gates and not synonyms],a nd keep the outside world safe from what lurked beyond the threshold. As you know, I was chosen, above all others, to lead that struggle, FROM THE OTHER SIDE...

"The ISOLATION, the loneliness that one endures when separated from one's people. The emptiness, punctuated time and again by CRISIS and WAR. There were moments of peace, times in which I renewed both my spirit and my body in the shallows and eddies of the Styx, crossed the veils of time and space to break bread with the Argonauts. In honor of a pact long since forgotten, the Gorgons blessed me with THE COLD SIGHT [aka the Gorgon's Stare], which turns mortals to stone. Still, whether veiled or not, I remained... unseen, an invisible woman. An assassin of gods, loved by none.

"Until I met... him. Ahura-Mazda. Light of my life. Savior of my heart... and king of a mythology far from our own. In my darkest hour, abandoned and forgotten by our ancient gods, it was Ahura-Mazda who bound my wounds and made me whole. Through him, I found new life."

(155) Nubia seems to have super strength akin to Diana's. She can also sense mysticism having to do with Ahura-Mazda, which makes finding him much easier.

Nuscia: unknown. (92) Is on a winning team with Artemis in the new Contest, which means she'll be able to compete individually in the final round.

Nyrese

 

Nyrese: unknown (178) Seems to be in some kind of healer profession, as she and Chiron escort the insane Fury through Themyscira.

 

 

Oenone
Oenone
: THEMIE. (27) Oenone is one of the Men-Hating Trio, I like to call 'em. (The queen calls them the "triad.") Oeone, Hellene and Iphthime are the chief examples of the Amazons who distrust men. They pall around together and mutter about men.

Oenone lets her hair downIn issue 186 at right she doesn't seem to mind sitting next to the men who help make up the Amazon Council on the New Themyscira/Paradise Archipelago. She reports to Chancillor Phillipus on the status of the Isle of Zoology, as if she might be a zoologist now.


Olympia

Olympia
: THEMIE. (26) Olympia trains Janestra, but she can't get Janestra to focus on training because Janestra's mind is always in the clouds, or more correctly, on flying and birds. Olympia seems a bit anal-retentive to me, can't see the forest for the trees and all that, though she does try to understand.


Patrice

 

Patrice: BANA. (92) She shot at Diana so that Artemis could win the new Contest. Artemis punishes her by beating her up. The next day Patrice saves Diana by shooting and killing a harpy.

 

 

 

PenelopePenelope with black hairPenelope: THEMIE. (21) VERY subtly introduced as Menalippe's lover. When she first appears in issue #21m and later in #32 at right where I got this pic, she was a brunette, though the Jimenez era at left shows her as strawberry blonde. Perhaps after Menalippe died she wanted to pay tribute to her via hair color? Penelope again, this time with brown hairWhoops, long about #36 she goes to medium brown hair. Maybe she's got a contract with Clairol.at right By issue 48 Penelope goes strawberry blonde and I hope stays there because I'm tired of scanning her.

(37) We discover that Penelope is a priestess. She is the first to fall to the influence of Eris's golden apple. In (38) Penelope gives Clio golden apples to serve as dessert to all, including the guests.

(62) Penelope is now High Priestess and as such, presides at Menalippe's funeral. As usual for an Amazon, Menalippe's body is cremated in a pyre, put in an urn, and the ashes scattered over the ocean.

(164) Oracle Penelope summons Diana, Artemis and Hippolyta to Paradise for an urgent message: "Dark energies... at work in PATRIARCH'S WORLD! An OLYMPIAN PRESENCE summoned by desperate disciples! And the forces of panic and discord are all focused in ONE PLACE -- GOTHAM CITY! But this darkness, Diana, will sweep out over the WORLD... engulf us ALL!" Diana sooths her by cuddling her face and cooing, "As for YOU, my sweet Penelope -- HAVE FAITH. In the end, it's our GREATEST WEAPON."

This particular story arc thematically parallels Penelope with Oracle, aka Barbara Gordon.

(165) Again paralleling Oracle, Penelope briefly appears to worry about Diana's safety. Unlike Barbara, Penelope does her worrying while weeping.

(WW:OWAW #1) Penelope, Artemis and Niobe inform Philippus that Hippolyta has been killed by Imperiex.

(201) We are told that Penelope can't get an answer from Olympus on why the island fell (after Hera's Kick).

Penthesilea

 

Penthesilea: BANA. (33) Daughter of Phthia and Melanippus, son of Theseus. I'll let you go down to Phthia's entry since it's so close and read about her there. (Warning: Penthie dies. Issue 33.)

 

 

 

 

 

PhilomelaPhilomela: THEMIE. 3:14. A member of the Circle, an elite (if dangerously unbalanced: Phillipus calls them "overzealous and brutal-minded") group of four Amazons personally chosen by the queen to be her personal guard.

(3:14 - 3:17) Before her promotion Alkyone said Philomena had been “guardian of the hunt, with duties as tanner and provider of meats. Some said she enjoyed the killing.” In a near-mystic ceremony, the four vowed that “All of us, every one, will die before an enemy touches a lock of the queen’s hair." As with all the Circle, Philomena was given a god-forged weapon. Hers was a bow and arrows.

One day when the queen had given the Circle liberty, Magala told them that Gennes had a child. They ran to Gennes, discovered that it was a mannequin, and smashed it. Philomena and the others killed the Amazon on Alkyone's orders.

Almost immediately they heard that Hippolyta had petitioned the gods for a child, something they thought would destroy Amazon society. That night when Hippolyta brought the newborn Diana back to the Amazons, telling them that Diana was the child of them all, they did not believe. Instead the Circle went to Hippolyta's room to kill Diana (because they'd sworn not to harm the queen). Hippolyta defended herself and was aided by Phillipus and her troops.

During the battle Hippolyta blinded Philomena with her sword and from then on Philomena wore a cloth blindfold over her eyes. Still, the Amazon was a sure shot. As Alkyone said, “Philomela may have lost her eyes in battle the night this dragon was created. It would not OCCUR to her to complain.”

The Circle were put into cells deep in the earth at the cardinal points of Paradise Island. Philomena took the east point. Apparently they were not harmed by the many destructions the island saw over the years. Each year the queen went to each cell and asked the occupant if they repented or not. The answer was always, "Never."

The Circle eventually escaped due to a neo-Nazi invasion, and killed their Nazi captors. They attempted to kill Diana, who was trying to rescue a wounded Hippolyta, but Diana bested them all. She used the trident to destroy Philomena's bow. Alkyone escaped, supposedly to her death (nuh-uh!), and the rest of the Circle were locked up again.


Phthia

Phthia
: (adoptive) THEMIE/BANA. (Annual #1) Daughter of Queen Hypsipyle of Lemnos and Jason, the legendary Argonaut guy. When her cursed mother finally died, Phthia was adopted by Antiope. She accompanied Antiope when her faction split from the other Amazons after the Herakles War.

(33) When Nehebka tells Diana the history of the Banas -- remember that they don't seem to be the most well-educated of people and that these stories must have come down via word of mouth (if not word of Circe, who can never be trusted) through not just centuries but millennia -- Phthia plays prominently.

According to legend, the adult Phthia was falsely accused by Theseus of murdering Antiope after Antiope had given birth to a son, Hippolytus. Phthia claims she was shielding the child from his father and thinks that he did the deed. Antiope had been but one of a string of wives and Theseus was fooling around on her with Phaedra. Theseus' oldest son, Melanippus, is left to punish Phthia.

Nehebka says, "Pythia was thrown into the darkest, foulest, most pestilent dungeon beneath the city, where the indignities and tortures she endured I shall not even attempt to detail for you." She was also raped by her sort-of brother-in-law there and got pregnant.

"Phthia's screams echoed from the fetid, craggy walls. Cries of anger -- vengeance -- hate -- everything but surrender." Theseus found Ariadne (whom he didn't know had actually performed the murder) and had her blamed for both the deaths of Antiope and Phthia, though Phthia was still alive. The story begins to get really mixed up here, as Amazons spirit Phthia away now because they're afraid Ariadne will murder her (why isn't Ariande under arrest?), instead of liberating her before all her tortures... or because all these women have a murderous hatred of men.

Phthia goes to the tomb of Antiope and retrieves the Gaea's Girdle, saying, "By its power, we shall conquer!" This becomes the battle cry of the Banas (who are still referring to themselves as Amazons at this point).

Hold on to your seats, because Nehebka says "years later" the Trojan War took place and we switch to that.

Brad Pitt as AchillesPhthia's child is Penthesilea, who grows up to fight in the Trojan War, where she kills the Greek Captain Eteocles, who is her half-brother. (In Greek myth, Eteocles was the son of Oedipus and not anyone named Melanippus.) Penthie is later killed by Achilles, whom literary tradition tells us fell in love with her after she had died. Still, Brad Pitt was gorgeous in the movie. Remember scene #25? Whew!

ANYway... Nehebka relates that Phthia died later after a long lifetime and was burned with honor in a funeral pyre. After her, the Amazons became mercenaries, spread out, and the group who carried Gaea's Girdle eventually settled in an Egyptian valley to place it in what they called "Bana-Mighdall," the "Temple of Women."

To show just how much credence we can put to this story if it wasn't proven ridiculous enough already, Nehebka says that the Amazons lost their immortality when Antiope married Theseus. The truth of the matter is that Antiope and her faction were NEVER immortal. Hippolyta and her group went to work for the gods on Paradise and in return for guarding Doom's Doorway they were granted immortality.

(And no, I don't know why the Banas caused Diana so much trouble when she battled 'em. Banas do NOT have the strength of real Amazons!)




Polycasta
: THEMIE. (169) Apparently a battalion leader, for Hippolyta calls out to her during the Civil War to push her battalion forward to defeat the Banas.

Polyxena: (192) One of the Amazon scouting party investigating the disappearance of the gods from Olympus that Diana the god slaughters.

Priestess of the Necropolis

 

Priestess of the Necropolis: (WW Annual #6) Character from a blatantly out-of-continuity story that involved an Amazon population that rarely suffered casualties and who didn't cremate their dead. Pay her no mind.


 

 

Procne

 

Procne: THEMIE. (WotG #4) She is a guard at Doom's Doorway during WotG.

 



Pythia

Pythia
: THEMIE. (WW Annual #1) Pythia is sort of the Amazon godmother for Julia Kapetelis. I need to fill in the entire saccharine and completely unneeded tale here someday. Bleah. But didn't Curt Swan draw her purdy?

(50) She is part of the Amazon contingent that travels to America. When all heck breaks out during that arc (see synopses), she has a few adventures as a fugitive.

(58) She takes the sandals of Hermes to find Julia. (59) Eventually she finds Circe instead. During the course of events she makes a noise that alerts several Banas, including Rashira. She kills them all except apparently Rashira, who reappears in a later story. In (60) Pythia makes her way through Circe's tower encountering a number of Banas, whom she attacks. One, Miliza, escapes, as well as another unnamed Bana. Pythia rescues Julia, who had been tortured by Dr. Psycho in Circe's tower.




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