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"Where are we?"
Steve Trevor and Wonder Woman[src]

Themyscira is an isolated island in the Mediterranean Sea, created by Zeus that serves as home to the Amazons and birthplace of the demigoddess Wonder Woman.

It is a city-state reminiscent of ancient Greece and is protected by some kind of barrier that conceals the island from the outside world.


Ancient times

Creation of Man and the Amazons

Zeus creating Themyscira with his dying energy.

When Zeus had created humanity, Ares held disdain for them and began corrupting men with hatred, violence, and war. In response to Ares' actions, Zeus created the Amazons, an all-female race of warrior women, to protect mankind from Ares by spreading love and compassion. However, men had enslaved the Amazons until Hippolyta and Antiope led them to rebellion and escaped. Condemned by the Olympian Gods for his warmongering, Ares murdered nearly all the old gods, until he was sent to Earth by Zeus. In order to protect the world from Ares, Zeus fathered a daughter with Hippolyta imbued with his power so that she would one day defeat him. Furthermore, Zeus created the hidden island paradise of Themyscira for the Amazons that concealed them from Ares and the outside world before succumbing to his wounds he sustained at the hands of Ares.[1]

20th century

World War I

For thousands of years afterwards, the Amazons flourished and lived in peace under the rule of Queen Hippolyta, preparing and training for the eventual return of Ares. Themyscira would remain undisturbed until the year 1918 during World War I, when Steve Trevor crash-landed off the coast of the island and was rescued by Princess Diana. Soon after, the German Navy followed Steve Trevor to Themyscira where they fought the Amazonian army. The Amazons won the battle, but at the deaths of Antiope and several Amazons. Despite the protests of Diana, Hippolyta ordered no action to be taken in the war abroad. That night, Diana broke into the large tower in Themyscira and took the Lasso of Hestia, her Amazonian shield, battle armor, and the God Killer sword to kill Ares. As Diana prepared to sail away with Steve, Hippolyta arrived and warned Diana that mankind did not deserve her. Afterwards, Diana and Steve sailed away from Themyscira and traveled to the United Kingdom.[1]

21st century

War for Earth

After thousands of years of being guarded in the Penetralium, Steppenwolf arrived inside with a horde of Parademons and retrieved his first Mother Box from Themyscira, prompting Queen Hippolyta to warn her daughter Diana.[2]


Known citizens



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Heinberg, Allan, Snyder, Zack, Fuchs, Jason (writers) & Jenkins, Patty (director) (June 22, 2017). Wonder Woman.
  2. Terrio, Chris, Whedon, Joss (writers) & Snyder, Zack (director) (November 17, 2017). Justice League.

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Amazons Hippolyta (queen) | Diana | Antiope † | Menalippe | Venelia † | Phillipus | Acantha | Orana † | Timandra | Artemis | Aella | Penthesilea † | Egeria | Niobe | Trigona † | Euboea † | Epione | Mnemosyne | Eliana | Naomi | Asteria
Equipment God Killer | Sword of Athena | Bracelets of Submission | Lasso of Hestia | Wonder Woman's armor | Wonder Woman's first shield | Wonder Woman's second shield | Asteria's armor
Other Themyscira | Themyscira throne room | Themyscira armory | Themyscira infirmary | Amazonian coliseum | Amazon Games
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