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Hippolyta (Hippolyte)

  • Spotter's Guide

    Hippolyta is definitely a cool person to meet—if you're female, that is. The former Queen of the Amazons isn't too cool with guys these days. If you want to have a chat with her, head down to Elysium, the land of the blessed dead. She'll be the tall, buff, and beautiful queen with a no-nonsense look on her face. Watch out for flying arrows.

    Sex: Female
    Age: Middle-aged
    Build: Toned (and that's an understatement)
    Complexion: Pale
    Hair Color: Brown or black
    Facial Hair: No, despite some nasty rumors
    Scars/marks/tattoos: None
    Jewelry and accessories: Magic girdle of power
    Clothing: Free flowing robes
    Armor: Fit for a queen
    Type of Weapon: Spear, bow, sword

    Typical Companions

    Amazonian sisters

    Known Hangouts

    Training fields
    Firing ranges

  • Sightings

    Jan 1, 1970 - Jan 1, 1970

    The Library by Apollodorus

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

    Dec 20, 2019 - Dec 20, 2019

    The Canterbury Tales: The Knight's Tale by Geoffrey Chaucer

    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.

    Dec 20, 1595

    A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare

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

    Dec 20, 2019

    Two Nobel Kinsmen by William Shakespeare and John Fletcher

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

    Dec 20, 2019 - Dec 20, 2019

    DC Comics

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

    Dec 20, 1967 - Dec 20, 2019

    Marvel Comics

    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.

    Dec 20, 1999

    Hercules: The Legendary Journeys

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