Otrera

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In Greek mythology, Otrera (Greek: Οτρηρη Otrērē) was a Queen of the Amazons; the daughter of Eurus (the east wind), consort of Ares and mother of Hippolyta, Antiope, Melanippe, and Penthesilea.[1][2]

Otrera is sometimes considered the mythological founder of the Temple of Artemis in Ephesus,[3] which was closely connected with Amazons.[4] She is also sometimes considered the founder of the Amazon nation, though many myths place the first Amazons much earlier.

She was slain by the hero Bellerophon.

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  1. ^ Bibliotheca, Epitome of Book IV, 5. 1
  2. ^ Hyginus, Fabulae, 30; 112
  3. ^ Hyginus, Fabulae 223, 225
  4. ^ Pausanias, Description of Greece 7. 2. 6

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Preceded by
unknown
Queen of the Amazons Succeeded by
Hippolyta