- The mortal warriors of Atalanta left their rainforest home most willingly, to fight beside their sisters Amazons in this time of need. They, and your sirsters from Paradise Island. Now, at last, the breach between mortal and immortal Amazon is healed by honor. From this hour forth, there is but one Amazon family... One sisterhood... One dream.
The Amazons of the Amazon are a tribe that separated from the Amazons of Paradise Island in ancient times and established their new home in the Amazon Rainforest on the banks of the Amazon River, being rediscovered in the modern era by Wonder Woman.
During the Crisis on Infinite Earths, the Amazons of Atalanta came to the aid of their sisters at the call of the goddess Kore, stepping again on Paradise Island to join forces with the Amazons of Hippolyta to fight together the armies of Ares, Hades and the Anti-Monitor, who tried to extinguish the existence of the Amazons.
Although it was said by Kore that the warriors of Atalanta were mortal (in contrast to the immortal Amazons of Paradise Island), they had lived since leaving their original home, including having mistaken Diana for Artemis, the first Wonder Woman, who lived 3 thousand years ago.
After leaving Themyscira to co-found the Amazons of Bana-Mighdall and leaving them too to bring Maat's message of justice and self-determination to those in need across the outside world, Atalanta arrived in Central America and started her secular battle against Tezcatlipoca's armies, and there she discovered that the concept of an Amazon was not new. The people spoke of advanced warrior women, sweeping up from the south in times of need with might and science: a third tribe of Amazons.
These South American Amazons built outposts hidden from the outside world, and one of them, Esperança Perigosa (Portuguese for Dangerous Hope), a small oceanside city in Brazil, was taken over by the Dark Fates from the Dark Multiverse, who destroyed the protective barrier and exposed the outpost and its all-female inhabitants to the sudden knowledge of the world.
This tribe of Amazons worship goddesses known to Themyscirans and Banas, like Athena and Neith, but they also adopted South American goddesses in their religion, such as Ka-Ata-Killa, the Inca goddess of the Moon.
The tribe lives in the city of Akahim, in the Brazilian Rain Forest, and they are known by many names, such as Coniupuiaras, Iamaricumã and Gaboymilas, but at the moment they prefer to be called the Esquecidas (Portuguese for Forgotten Ones), as they chose to hide the truth of their power from the outside world and remain forgotten and just fight their battles there at home. However, the reappearance of Yara Flor, one of them born to Aella, an Amazon from Themyscira, led to a change and they were determined to go to Themyscira once Yara returned to them.
When the Amazons created by the Gods of Olympus split into two tribes, the Themyscirans and the Bana-Mighdall, Aella remained divorced, by choice, from both factions, instead, seeking to venture into the entirety of Man's World. Her wanderings took her to South America, where she found not only what she sought, but also the love of a god she had never heard of or encountered, settling in the land to remain by his side. Soon a child would come, Yara Flor, but fate destroyed and separated the lovers forever, and Aella was a stranger in a strange land with nowhere to return, until a new tribe appeared to her in the rainforest of Brazil. A tribe so fierce and admired as to rival all others, these warrior women took Aella and the child in as their own. They protected and raised the child, for in her veins ran the same blood. But the devastation of an attack by the jealous Gods of Olympus ripped through the isolated tribe, lessenning their numbers and leaving the survivors to infighting and modernity. Yet the core remained strong and would not be broken, they would dedicate themselves to be united once more, to protect that land and its people.
The stories of their beginnings differ, but some say that it came as a whisper carried on the wind by Gaia to the moon goddess Yacy. Inspired then, and drawing upon The Well, she created these divine women of the sacred waters. Wearing necklaces of jade amulets, they maintain their matriarchal society through sacred ritual. They would dedicate their lifes to protecting the land and preserving the balance of Nature, in time becoming soldiers of legend and inspiring countless around the world with their example.
The Amazons of the Amazon Rainforest have the appearance similar to that of the native peoples of the region, with the difference of being an all-female warrior tribe.
The most prominent among them is the demigod Yara Flor, who inherited the title of Wonder Woman from Princess Diana of Themyscira during her absence, daughter of an Amazon of Themyscira and an unnamed Brazilian river god. The warrior Potira, who fought alongside Yara in Themyscira, was also one of the Amazons of the Amazon.
The chief god of their pantheon is Tupã, god of thunder and light, and they also recognize other gods worshipped by the native tribes of Brazil like Kuat, god of the sun, and his twin brother Iae, god of the moon.
Powers and Abilities
- Amazonian Physiology
- Amazonian Training: The Amazons honed their skills in many fields, aided by the gifts from Athena and Artemis.
- Ancient Greek (Earth-One)
- Native Brazilian (Prime Earth; Future State)
- Modern Brazilian (in the outposts)
- Modern Brazilian (in the outposts)
- Prime Earth
- The concept of "Amazons" inhabiting the Amazon Rainforest first arose in the 16th Century, when Francisco de Orellana explored the river Marañón and was attacked by a tribe of warrior women, the Icamiabas. Supposedly likening them to the Amazons of myth, he renamed the river Rio Amazonas, though other theories suggest a native etymology for the river. Whether Dan Mishkin was familiar with these Icamiabas, or simply based this clan on the river's name, is unclear. The concept of a breakaway clan of Ancient Amazons living in South America is not based on any earlier literature.
- Another group of women calling themselves Amazons of Amazonia lived in the Venezuelan jungle, and were encountered by Lois Lane and Superman.
- Appearances of Amazons of the Amazon
- Race Gallery: Amazons of the Amazon
- Images of Amazons of the Amazon
Links and References
- Wonder Woman #316
- Wonder Girl (Volume 3) #5
- Wonder Woman #323
- Wonder Woman Annual (Volume 5) #4
- Wonder Woman #317
- Wonder Woman #314
- Wonder Woman #329
- Wonder Girl (Volume 3) #4
- Trial of the Amazons: Wonder Girl #1
- Future State: Wonder Woman #2
- Future State: Wonder Woman #1
- Future State: Superman/Wonder Woman #1
- Superman #59