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Hercules Obtaining the Girdle of Hyppolita by Nikolaus Knüpfer

In Classical Greek mythology, Hippolyta ({{#invoke:IPAc-en|main}}; Greek: Ἱππολύτη{{#invoke:Category handler|main}} Hippolyte) was the Amazonian queen who possessed a magical girdle she was given by her father Ares, the god of war. The girdle was a waist belt that signified her authority as queen of the Amazons. She figures prominently in the myths of both Heracles and Theseus. As such, the myths about her are varied enough that they may be about several different women.<ref>Robert Graves (1955) The Greek Myths</ref>


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