Thalestris Picture

Thalestris, Queen of the Amazons. Here having a spot of bother in the thick of battle. It was said that Alexander the Great was visited by this particular virago during his campaigns in the East, and that she spent 13 nights with him in the hope of producing the perfect warrior daughter.

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In Europe there is a Scythian race, called Sauromatae, which inhabits
the confines of the Palus Maeotis, and is different from all other
races. Their women mount on horseback, use the bow, and throw the
javelin from their horses, and fight with their enemies as long as
they are virgins; and they do not lay aside their virginity until
they kill three of their enemies, nor have any connection with men
until they perform the sacrifices according to law.

Whoever takes
to herself a husband, gives up riding on horseback unless the necessity
of a general expedition obliges her. They have no right breast; for
while still of a tender age their mothers heat strongly a copper instrument
constructed for this very purpose, and apply it to the right breast,
which is burnt up, and its development being arrested, all the strength
and fullness are determined to the right shoulder and arm.



Hippocrates Part 17.

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This was done as an entry for the latest 'Character of the Week' contest over at Conceptart.org

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