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Hippolyta (Hippolyte) Gossip

They may be too small for shrimp cocktail, but Hippolyta is still proud of the genus of shrimp known as Hippolyte.

Rumor has it that the word "Amazon" means "without breasts" in Greek; now we get why people say the Amazons cut off one of their breasts so that it didn't get in the way during battle. But as always goes with etymology, you might want to check your sources. (Source.)

Hippolyta is all about Amazon Feminism, which bashes the idea that women have to be passive and physically weak. (Source.)