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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)|
|Residence||Athens, Formerly the City of Amazon|
|Also Known As||Hippolyte, Amazon Queen, Queen of Athens|
|Affiliations||Hercules, Lysia, Ilia, Jana, Amazons|
|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.
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.
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