Hippolyta was the Eternal Queen of the Amazons of Amazonia.
Three thousand years ago, Hippolyta was born from the Greek god of war Ares. Though some time later she became Queen of the Amazons of Amazonia, a race of warrior women dedicated to the Goddess of Love Aphrodite.
Sometime after this, 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.
Still desiring vengeance against Hercules, and having developed a great distain for men because of her father and Hercules, Hippolyta purposely combined a "seed" of Hercules with one of her own eggs giving birth to a daughter, Diana. Her reason for this was to deprive Hercules' line of sons, only daughters. She had also planned to raise her daughter as a weapon to wage war against all men on the planet. But as time went on she came to love Diana as a daughter, appreciating her loving nature and with her fury having died over the years abandoned this plan. She would eventually create a cover story that Hippolyta had sculpted Diana from clay and brought her to life to keep her true origins a secret.
Sometime before, during, or after this event she was "visited" by her father on her island but she was able to banish him, prompting him to seek vengeance.
Thousands of years later during World War II a group of Nazi's led by Paula von Gunter arrived on her island (possibly instructed by Ares) to steal her girdle for the third reinch. Despite Paula's enhanced physiology due to Nazi experimentation Hippolyta defeated her as her men was subdued by the Amazons. The male Nazi's were sent to "Aphrodites World" (Venus) to be purged of their aggression while becoming prisoners to the Venusians. Seeing potential in Paula, Hippolyta allowed to remain on the island and given the girdle to remove her own violent urges and trained as an amazon.
In the present days, Queen Hippolyta received the sisters Amazons from the city of New Sparta to face the New Athena's champion, Mala, the then Wonder Woman of Amazonia, during the games of the Festival of Diana. Before Mala, only Troia and Artemis — contenders from New Sparta — won the games millennia ago.
Further on, Hippolyta sent Mala, Nubia, Artemis and Troia — and the Gorgon Medusa — to the United States of America in search for Princess Diana, the new Wonder Woman and her daughter, to force her to return to Paradise Island and face the 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.
During Diana's trial, 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. Ashamed to hide the truth of her own daughter, Hippolyta wished to abandon the title of Queen. However, Nubia persuaded her not to abdicate the throne, saying that this decision was not for her to make, putting the crown back on her head.
Hippolyta and Diana made their peace again, and the Queen allowed Wonder Woman to return to the Man's World as the representative of the Amazons of Amazonia.
Later Hippoltya would converse with Diana through a communicator as her daughter vented her frustration with how long it would take for there to be equality between men and women given Mans Worlds slow progress as Hippolyta commented that if Diana continued to stay there she would age without the waters of the well of youth.
After Diana was brainwashed by Dr. Psycho using neurolinguistics, leading to the US Military to believe she was declaring war. Maxwell Lord (the modern guise of her father Ares) reactivated Paula's Nazi programing and Hippolyta indirectly died by her fathers hand.
After Diana had taken up the mantel as queen she ventured to the underworld where she encountered the spirits of her mother and Hercules, both stuck in endless loops repeating the same ting over and over again due to the underworld not having the "band-width" too store all their memories.
After Diana defeated Ares and the amazons assumed control over the world, Hippolyta was reincarnated through her daughter sculpting a clay infant which she brought to life. Essentially being reborn by her own daughter using the same method which she claimed she created Diana.
Powers and Abilities
- Bracelets of Submission
- Aphrodite's Magic Girdle
- Magic Sphere
- Mental Radio
- Venus Girdle
- This character is an adaptation of Hippolyta, 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.
- 3 Appearances of Hippolyta (Earth-1)
- 4 Images featuring Hippolyta (Earth-1)
- 1 Quotations by or about Hippolyta (Earth-1)
- Character Gallery: Hippolyta (Earth-1)
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