- a queen of the Amazons, variously said to have been killed by Hercules or to have been conquered and married by Theseus.
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Examples from the Web for hippolyta
Speaking of Hippolyta's skill, I asked her where she had learnt to ride.The Memoires of Casanova, Complete
Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
The ninth was to bring the girdle of Hippolyta, queen of the Amazons.The Mysteries of All Nations
“That tells as much against the Hippolyta man,” said Rosamond.The Three Brides
Charlotte M. Yonge
As the play opens with speeches of Theseus and Hippolyta, it is convenient to treat first of these two characters.
Shakespeare simply states that Theseus "woo'd" Hippolyta "with his sword."
- Greek myth a queen of the Amazons, slain by Hercules in battle for her belt, which he obtained as his ninth labour
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