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Hippolyta (Hippolyte) - Hippolyta vs. Theseus

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Hippolyta vs. Theseus

Case Description: Complainant (Hippolyta) accuses Defendant (Theseus) of abandonment. After forcing her to marry him in the first place, Theseus dumped Hippolyta to marry Phaedra.

Case Status: Case closed. Hippolyta showed up at Theseus and Phaedra's wedding ceremony with a gang of Amazons ready to kill everybody there. But in the ensuing battle, Theseus killed his former wife. Punishment? Well, Theseus was the king so no charges could be brought against him. Ah, loopholes.

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