The Amazons are an all-female society of superhumanly strong beings that inhabit the island of Themyscira.
The Amazons bear an identical outward physical form and appearance to that of human females. However, they are otherwise quite different from normal women, due to their considerable superhuman strength, speed, reflexes, stamina, and durability, as well as their superior skills in armed and hand-to-hand combat. Whilst living in their homeland of Themyscira, Amazons are immortal as well.
The Amazons were said to have once been created by the Olympian gods, to protect Man's World, but over time abandoned it.
Parademon Invasion of EarthEdit
Roughly 30 millennia before the Black Zero Event, the Amazons joined with the Atlanteans and humanity in fighting off an invasion of Earth by Steppenwolf and his massive Parademon army. Before being forced to depart, Steppenwolf left behind three Mother Boxes, and each of the three factions of the army that helped save Earth would be given one of them.
Approximately 5,000 years ago (in the 2980s B.C.), Diana was born as the demigoddess daughter of Greek Olympian god Zeus and the Queen of the Amazons, Hippolyta. Diana would be trained in combat tactics by Menalippe, becoming remarkably skilled in her own right.
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- Amazons at the DC Animated Universe
- Amazons at the DC Database
- Amazons at the Wonder Woman Wiki