We have changed our privacy policy. In addition, we use cookies on our website for various purposes. By continuing on our website, you consent to our use of cookies. You can learn about our practices by reading our privacy policy.
© 2016 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.

Hippolyta Timeline and Summary

  • 1.1: Hippolyta assures her husband-to-be that their upcoming wedding night is going to be awesome—even the "moon" will be impressed.
  • 1.1: We learn how Theseus and Hippolyta got engaged. (Theseus conquered her people, the Amazons, and helped himself to Hippolyta.)
  • 2.1: We hear some juicy gossip about Hippolyta when Titania accuses Oberon of having had a torrid affair with "the bouncing Amazon." (We're assuming this went down before Theseus entered the picture.)
  • 4.1: On Hippolyta's wedding day, she goes hunting with her future husband and some pals, which reminds her of the time she went hunting with her pal Hercules back in the day.
  • 4.1: Off-stage, Hippolyta gets hitched to Theseus in a big, fancy wedding.
  • 5.1: Off-stage, Hippolyta has heard about the young lovers' story about their crazy night in the woods. She says she believes the tale, even though it seems "strange."
  • 5.1: Hippolyta watches the Mechanicals' performance of Pyramus and Thisbe. She bags on all the actors and the entire production.
  • 5.1: Hippolyta goes to bed with her new husband.
  • 5.1: We learn that the fairies are flitting around Hippolyta's house, "blessing [her] bride bed" and making sure that Hippolyta and Theseus don't make ugly babies. (Seriously.)