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Hippolyta
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Hippolyta in "Hercules and the Amazon Women"
Portrayed By Roma Downey
Series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys
Xena: Warrior Princess
Only Appearance The Thief of Hermes (XWP)
First Appearance Hercules and the Amazon Women (HTLJ)
Last Appearance "The Trial of Hercules Part 1" (HTLJ)
Profile
Gender Female
Status Alive
Residence Athens, Formerly the City of Amazon
Race Human (mortal)
Also Known As Hippolyte, Amazon Queen, Queen of Athens
Relationships
Romances Hercules, Theseus
Affiliations Hercules, Lysia, Ilia, Jana, Amazons
Father Ares
Son(s) Hippolytus
Other Family Theseus (husband), Hera (grandmother), Zeus (grandfather), Rhea (great-grandmother), Kronos (great-grandfather), Uranus (great-great-grandfather), Gaea (great-great-grandmother), Discord (aunt), Strife (1st cousin by Discord), Hephaestus (uncle), Aphrodite (aunt), Cupid (1st cousin by Aphrodite and Hephaestus), Psyche (1st cousin-in-law by Cupid), Bliss (1st cousin-once removed by Cupid and Psyche), Fortune (1st cousin by Aphrodite and Hermes), Hermes (half-uncle), Deon (1st cousin by Aphrodite and Jacobus), Jacobus ("uncle"/father of Deon), Autolycus (half-cousin by Hermes)

Queen Hippolyta was the daughter of Ares and a devout follower of her grandmother Hera and leader of the Amazon tribe near Gargarencia. She believed that men were hardened creatures who could never learn to respect women. Hera ordered her to kill Hercules but when Hercules began to show that men could be different, Hippolyta fell in love with him and disobeyed the goddess and slept with Hercules. For this, Hera took over Hippolyta's body and began a battle with Hercules. When Hercules revealed his love for Hippolyta and refused to kill her, Hera threw Hippolyta over a waterfall, killing her. She was later resurrected when her grandfather Zeus helped Hercules to go back in time.[1]

"Hippolyte, Wild-Eyed Queen of the Amazons" was later listed as one of Hercules' "Twelve Labors" by Salmoneus in an exaggeration of his life story.[2]

Hippolyta would go on to marry King Theseus of Athens, leaving the Amazons to become Queen of Athens and giving birth to Theseus' heir, Prince Hippolytus. She aided Xena and Gabrielle in taking back the Palace of Athens after Mesmer put Theseus into a deep sleep.[3].

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ReferencesEdit

  1. Hercules and the Amazon Women
  2. HTLJ comic: "The Trial of Hercules Part 1"
  3. XWP novel: The Thief of Hermes

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