Study Guide

Hippolyta (Hippolyte) Sightings

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.

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