Theseus became enamoured of Hippolyta when he attended Hercules in his expedition against the Amazons.
“That tells as much against the Hippolyta man,” said Rosamond.
And the mere name of his young cousin and affianced bride, Princess Hippolyta, has thrown him into paroxysms of anger.
As the play opens with speeches of Theseus and Hippolyta, it is convenient to treat first of these two characters.
He was very kind to them both, and the castle in Athens was a happy home for Hippolyta and her little sister.
Shakespeare simply states that Theseus "woo'd" Hippolyta "with his sword."
Hippolyta and Gabrielle made me come for a ride, according to a promise I had given them the night before.
She charges Oberon with knowing Hippolyta too well, and he accuses her of making Theseus break faith with a number of ladies.
The ninth was to bring the girdle of Hippolyta, queen of the Amazons.
Their queen, Hippolyta, was vanquished by Hercules, who took from her the girdle of Mars.