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Themyscira is an isolated island in the Mediterranean Sea that was created by Zeus to serve as a home and sanctuary to the Amazons. It is also the birthplace of Zeus' demigoddess daughter Diana.

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.

History

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 Old Gods for his warmongering, Ares murdered nearly all the Old Gods, until he was left permanently weakened and banished 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]

The Amazon Asteria helped her sister to refuge on the island while she was stopping a group of violent humans.[2]

20th Century

Invasion of Themyscira

The Amazons repeal the German invasion.

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 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

"Amazons, I have come to bathe in your fear."
"Daughters of Themyscira, show him your fear!"
"We have no fear!
"
Steppenwolf, Hippolyta, and the Amazons[src]

After thousands of years of being guarded in the Penetralium, the Mother Box awoke. In response, the New God Steppenwolf arrived inside the building with a horde of Parademons and retrieved his first Mother Box from Themyscira, prompting Queen Hippolyta to warn her daughter Diana.[3]

Locales

Known citizens

Gallery

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Heinberg, Allan, Snyder, Zack, Fuchs, Jason (writers) & Jenkins, Patty (director) (June 22, 2017). Wonder Woman.
  2. Johns, Geoff, Callaham, Dave (writers) & Jenkins, Patty (writer and director) (December 25, 2020). Wonder Woman 1984.
  3. Terrio, Chris, Whedon, Joss (writers) & Snyder, Zack (director) (November 17, 2017). Justice League.

External links


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