Hercules: The Legendary Journeys

Season 1 Episode 1

Hercules and the Amazon Women

Aired Monday 5:00 PM Apr 25, 1994 on USA



  • Allusions

    • In Greek mythology (and possibly in reality), the Amazons were a nation of warrior women. Hippolyta was a notable queen of the Amazons. She was visited by Hercules and Theseus during one of Hercules' labors, and Theseus took her as his wife. Amazonian raiders were often depicted in battle with Greek warriors in classical art. According to myth, no men were permitted in Amazon country, but once a year, in order to prevent their race from dying out, they visited men of a neighboring tribe. The sons that they had were either left with their fathers, or killed. The daughters were brought up and trained by the tribe. It is said that the Amazons founded many cities and fought some well known battles.