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The Amazons of Greek mythology, were fierce warrior women dwelling in the lands around and beyond the Black Sea. 
They were the daughters of Ares and Harmonia. Brutal and aggressive, their main concern in life was war. They fought using spears, bows and arrows.

Being famous for hating men, no men were allowed to live alongside them. But in order to produce future generations, Greek Mythology says that the Amazons used to visit the nearby male tribe, the Gargareans, once a year. The Gargareans was a tribe made entirely of men and the Amazons used them purely for procreation. However, the Amazons hated men so much that they would only keep the daughters that they gave birth to. Their sons were killed, left to die in the forests or returned back to their fathers. Each Gargarean, to whom a child was given, would adopt the child as his own because of his uncertainty.

Notable queens of the Amazons were Penthesilea, who participated in the Trojan War, and her sister Hippolyta, whose magical girdle, given to her by her father Ares, was the object of one of the labours of Hercules. The Amazons fought on the side of Troy against the Greeks during the Trojan War. They took part in many battles and fought against Hercules and Theseus. Queen Penthesilia was killed by Achilles whilst in battle. Queen Hippolyta was killed accidentally by her sister, Penthesilia, with a spear, whilst out hunting.  

Legend has it that the Amazons were one-breasted women. They used to remove a breast in order to use their bow and arrows more easily.