After that, the Princess of the amazons spent months bouncing back and forth between various writers and artists.
Miss Agnes Carroll was the third girl from the right in the first semi-circle of amazons, and very beautiful.
We find, also, that Lampedo and Marthesia were queens of the amazons.
She is like the amazons of old; she must be courted by the sword.
For nine days he watches the fair band of amazons as they ramble about.
The amazons were a warlike race of women of whom many traditions exist.
The source of the amazons was discovered in 1535 by Marañon, a Spanish soldier.
The amazons were a nation of masculine and ferocious women, who often figure in ancient histories and legends.
To find her match, we shall have to go to the fables that are told about the amazons.
This, no doubt, was the origin of the fable of nations of amazons found on the banks of the river.
late 14c., from Greek Amazon (mostly in plural Amazones) "one of a race of female warriors in Scythia," probably from an unknown non-Indo-European word, possibly from an Iranian compound *ha-maz-an- "(one) fighting together" [Watkins], but in folk etymology long derived from a- "without" + mazos "breasts," hence the story that the Amazons cut or burned off one breast so they could draw bowstrings more efficiently.
The river in South America (originally called by the Spanish Rio Santa Maria de la Mar Dulce) rechristened by Francisco de Orellana, 1541, after an encounter with female warriors of the Tapuyas (or, as some say, beardless, long-haired male tribesmen; still others hold that the name is a corruption of a native word in Tupi or Guarani meaning "wave").
In classical mythology, a nation of warrior women. The Amazons burned or cut off one of their breasts so that they could use a bow and arrow more efficiently in war.
Note: Figuratively, an “Amazon” is a large, strong, aggressive woman.
Note: The Amazon River of South America was so named because tribes of women warriors were believed to live along its banks.