Three thousand years ago, the man-god Hercules assembled a contingent of Greek soldiers and attacked Amazonia to take the Queen Hippolyta's Golden Girdle, imprisoning and enslaving the Amazons of the island.
Hippolyta, begging the goddess Aphrodite, patroness of the Amazons, defeated Hercules and freed her sisters, leading them on the counterattack that massacred the men of Hercules and freed the Island of Amazonia from the male yoke.
The head of Hercules' Nemean Lion Skin was kept as a trophy of the Amazons, being used annually during the games at the Festival of Diana as an eternal reminder of the cruelty of men.
In the present days, during the Wonder Woman's trial for her misdemeanor of protecting US Air Force pilot Steven Trevor, a man who crashed on Paradise Island, and taking him to the Man's World without the permission of the Queen, Hippolyta revealed to Diana, while holding the Lasso of Truth, that Hercules was her real father. Her mother invented the fairy tale of the statue of clay to keep Diana innocent of her origin. Diana's native Amazon vigor combined with the blood of Hercules made her unbeatable, and also proud, rebellious, restless. Hercules' blood called her to Man's World, and to battle.
- Godly Physiology
- Nemean Lion Skin
- This character is an adaptation of Hercules, a character in traditional stories. These include, but may not be limited to religious texts, myth, and/or folk lore. More information on the original can be found at Wikipedia.org.
- 1 Appearances of Hercules (Earth-1)
- 1 Images featuring Hercules (Earth-1)
- 1 Quotations by or about Hercules (Earth-1)
- Character Gallery: Hercules (Earth-1)
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