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Ancient Mirrors of Womanhood - Chapter 58, While Amazons Danced an Armed Dance—Anatolia Summary & Analysis

Merlin Stone
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Chapter 58, While Amazons Danced an Armed Dance—Anatolia Summary and Analysis

Ancient Anatolia is now known as Turkey. There is some confusion about the origin of the Amazons. Accounts of the Amazons often connect them to Anatolian cities. They are said to have migrated from "Libya." In the writings of Herodotus "Libya" refers to the African continent. However, the writings of Diodorus use the name "Libya" to refer to the country now known as Libya. Stone suggests that the issue is in need of further research. There is further confusion about the name of the Goddess worshipped by the Amazons. The Mother of the Deities is her name in Classical accounts. Some scholars seek to connect her with Kybele or Artemis. It is Stone's opinion that Lato, the mother of Artemis, is the name of the...

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