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Amazons [r]: In Greek mythology, members of a legendary nation of female warriors. [e]

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Photo of a painting with women.
Greek mythology has numerous characters besides the warrior-women known as the Amazons who lived at the edge of the world (probably near the Black Sea according to Classics scholar Elizabeth Vandiver, including gods and goddesses, humans. These stories have been a vital part of Western civilization and have been source material for Renaissance painters such as Correggio. Pictured: Leda and the Swan.Painting circa 1532.