Reference > Brewer’s Dictionary > Hippol’yta.

E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Queen of the Am’azons, and daughter of Mars. Shakespeare has introduced the character in his Mid-summer Night’s Dream, where he betroths her to Theseus, Duke of Athens. In classic fable it is her sister An’tiop who married Theseus, although some writers justify Shakespeare’s account. Hippolyta was famous for a girdle given her by her father, and it was one of the twelve labours of Herculs to possess himself of this prize.   1



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