Amazons in Wikipedia
The Amazons (Greek: Ἀμαζόνες, Amazónes, singular Ἀμαζών,
Amazōn) are a nation of all-female warriors in Classical and
Greek mythology. Herodotus placed them in a region bordering
Scythia in Sarmatia (modern territory of Ukraine). Other
historiographers place them in Asia Minor  or Libya.
Notable queens of the Amazons are Penthesilea, who
participated in the Trojan War, and her sister Hippolyte,
whose magical girdle, given to her by her father Ares, was the
object of one of the labours of Hercules. Amazonian raiders
were often depicted in battle with Greek warriors in
amazonomachies in classical art.
The Amazons have become associated with various historical
peoples throughout the Roman Empire period and Late Antiquity.
In Roman historiography, there are various accounts of Amazon
raids in Asia Minor. From the Early Modern period, their name
has become a term for woman warriors in general...