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Hippolyta (Hippolyte) Sightings

  • The Library by Apollodorus 200BC - 100BC

    Get the old school low-down on Theseus's lousy treatment of the Amazonian Queen in this ancient text.


  • The Canterbury Tales: The Knight's Tale by Geoffrey Chaucer 1300 - 1400

    In this famous poem, originally written in Middle English, Hippolyta stands by Theseus's side as he deals with two love-struck knights. Hmmm, that's not the Hippolyta we know.


  • A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare 1595

    In Shakespeare's famous comedy, young lovers run into trouble with some fairies the night before Theseus and Hippolyta get married.


  • Two Nobel Kinsmen by William Shakespeare and John Fletcher 1634

    Shakespeare's riff on Chaucer's "Knight's Tale"—Theseus and Hippolyta included at no extra charge.


  • DC Comics 1942 - 2012

    Hippolyta is Wonder Woman's butt kickin' mom in the world of DC Comics.


  • Marvel Comics 1967 - 2012

    The Marvel Comics version of Hippolyta is no joke. In addition to her magic girdle, she has gauntlets of power, which give her some crazy strength.


  • Hercules: The Legendary Journeys 1999

    In this campy but popular TV series, man-hating Hippolyta falls in love with Hercules, and Hera is not psyched about it.


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