In Greek mythology, Otrera /
Otrera is sometimes considered the mythological founder of the Temple of Artemis in Ephesus, which was closely connected with Amazons. She is also sometimes considered the founder of the Amazon nation.
She attracted the attention of Ares, a Greek God of war, and they had a few children, some growing up to be Amazon Queens. Ares also told her to sacrifice horses to him at a temple built on the rock he had made fall from the sky.
- Grimal, Pierre, The Dictionary of Classical Mythology, Wiley-Blackwell, 1996, ISBN 978-0-631-20102-1. "Hippolyta"
- Hyginus, Fabulae 225
- Smith, William; Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, London (1873). "Otre'ra" , "Hippo'lyte"
- The Theoi Project, "OTRERA"
- Florence Mary Bennett, Religious Cults Associated with the Amazons: (1912): Chapter III: Ephesian Artemis (text)
- Quintus Smyrnaeus, Posthomerica: (uncertain date, possibly 4th century AD) (text)
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