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Someone PLEASE rewrite the "Origins" section. It makes no sense; nor can I see how it's related to this article.
I removed the following 'Origins' section, which makes no sense. It needs rewriting if it can be included.
- When the sun is in the constellation of Aries, the constellation Andromeda sets. Andromeda, having an apparent long skirt, is considered in Greek mythology to be female. It also has three bright close stars forming a line, leading to the impression of a belt (as do the three in Orion). Girdle is another word for belt.
- The full constellation appears to have something long attached to its upper body, and in the Greek myth of the Boast of Cassiopeia, this is identified as a chain. Other tales identify it as a sword (discarding parts of the chain from being part of the constellation), implying that the constellation is an Amazon warrior. The queen of the Amazons was given the name Hippolyte in Greek mythology.
- Heading in the direction of the sun's transit moves next after Andromeda to the Pleiades, considered in Greek mythology to be the seven sisters. After Herakles obtained the girdle of Hippolyte, he had to face a band of women (more Amazons).
I ended up on this page after a link off of Artemis, saying that she killed Adonis in revenge(in some versions of the myth) against Aphrodite for killing Heppolyta, a favorite of the goddess. Now, it may be a mistype on the fault of the Artemis page...but nowhere in here is there mention of Artemis, or how Hippolyta died. If that could be added, I think it would improve the article. Irish♣Pearl 22:48, 24 February 2007 (UTC)
- Aphrodite was responsible for the death of Hippolytus, not Hippolyte. Does that help? Anarchangel23 (talk) 05:08, 7 May 2008 (UTC)
Heppolyta is the daughter of a goddess so she will never die. She, who is the daughter of Hera, was murdered but not dead. She is always watching the Ladies of Amazon and her daughter, Diana.
I think the introduction to the article is way too long. It seems the entire article is written where the introduction should be. If no one minds, I'd like to begin a re-write of this article. Thanks! BlackPearl14[talkies!•contribs!] 04:17, 23 September 2008 (UTC)