Penthesileia


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Penthesileia

(ˌpɛnθəsɪˈleɪə) or

Penthesilea

n
(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth the daughter of Ares and queen of the Amazons, whom she led to the aid of Troy. She was slain by Achilles
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Achilles then slays Thersites for abusing and reviling him for his supposed love for Penthesileia.
Yet there was something of the Amazon, something of Penthesileia and Camilla.
In the process of telling her own tale Cassandra clarifies a number of what have become legendary relationships from a variety of angles: those of Helen and Paris, Polyxena and Achilles, Penthesileia and Achilles, Andromache and Hector, and Hecabe and Priam are the most prominent among them.