Xena

Xena

Xena

Xena is a fictional character that was created for the television series Xena: Warrior Princess. The series was based on various myths of ancient Greece and adapted them to fit the scenario. Xena was depicted as the daughter of Orestes and Cyrene, although in one episode, it is mentioned that the god of war Ares may have been her biological father. Throughout the series, Xena tried to redeem herself for the villainous activities that she committed in the past, and became a hero trying to help people in need. She was always accompanied by her best friend Gabrielle.

Her first appearance was in the television series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, in which she appeared as a villain. However, the positive reaction of the audience and the critics caused the producers of the series to create the spin-off series in which Xena was the protagonist. Her signature weapon was the chakram, a throwing weapon which she masterfully deflected off various surfaces in order to hit multiple targets in one throw. The character was played by the New Zealand actress Lucy Lawless.

See Also: Ares, Orestes, Cyrene

Xena Q&A

Who were the parents of Xena?

The parents of Xena were Orestes and Cyrene.

linK/CitE ThiS PagE

You can freely use the content on this page for non-commercial reasons (homework, lessons, school essays or college projects, free online courses) as long as you cite this page as the source.

Written by: The Editors of GreekMythology.com. GreekMythology.com editors write, review and revise subject areas in which they have extensive knowledge based on their working experience or advanced studies.

For MLA style citation use: GreekMythology.com, The Editors of Website. "Xena". GreekMythology.com Website, 25 Oct. 2015, https://www.greekmythology.com/Myths/Movies/Xena/xena.html. Accessed 23 July 2021.

X