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The Amazons, also known as Oiorpata in Iranian and Scythian, are a nation of all-female warriors in Greek mythology and Classical antiquity. Herodotus placed them in a region bordering Scythia in Sarmatia. Other historiographers place them in Anatolia, or sometimes Libya.

  • also known as Amazon Kadınları, Antianares, Andròctones, 亞馬遜人


  1. "Amazons" a.k.a. "Amazons!" is an anthology of fantasy stories, edited by Jessica Amanda Salmonson, with a cover and frontispiece by Michael Whelan. It was first published in paperback by DAW Books in December 1979, and was the first significant fantasy anthology of works featuring female protagonists by female authors. It received the 1980 World Fantasy Award for Best Anthology.
    • language: English Language
    • genres: Fantasy, Short story
    • released in (36 years ago)
    • award: - World Fantasy Award for Best Collection/Anthology, received by Jessica Amanda Salmonson
  2. "Amazons" is a novel co-written by Don DeLillo, published under the pseudonym Cleo Birdwell in 1980. The subtitle is An Intimate Memoir By the First Woman to Play in the National Hockey League. The book was a collaboration with a former co-worker of DeLillo's, Sue Buck, and represents a commercial, light-hearted effort between his novels Running Dog and The Names. While the book is widely known to have been written by DeLillo, and is technically his seventh novel, it has never been reprinted and he has never officially acknowledged writing it. Additionally, when Viking was compiling an official bibliography for the Viking Critical Library edition of White Noise, DeLillo asked the publishers that the book be expunged from the list.
    • language: English Language
    • released in (35 years ago)


  1. "Amazons" is a 1986 Argentine fantasy adventure film directed by Alejandro Sessa. The screenplay was written by Charles R. Saunders, based on his short story Agbewe’s Sword, which first appeared in the 1979 anthology Amazons!.
  2. "Amazons" is an American made-for-television thriller film, first aired on ABC on January 29, 1984. Film directed by Paul Michael Glaser and starring Madeleine Stowe as Dr. Sharon Fields, a doctor framed for malpractice following the death of a patient, an influential congressman.
  3. "Amazons" is a 2011 adult video directed by Erik Everhard.


Amazons is a solitaire card game which is played with a deck of playing cards. The game is played with a stripped deck, i.e. one that has its twos, threes, fours, fives, sixes, and kings removed. This game is so named because if the game is won, all queens are shown on full view, so all kings are removed as well.


The Amazons of DC Comics are a fictional all-female society of superhumans, based on the Amazons of Greek mythology. There have been several major incarnations of these Amazons, including William Moulton Marston's original depictions, Robert Kanigher's revised depiction, George Pérez's reworking, following the Crisis, and changes subsequent to Infinite Crisis, and The New 52. What these groups have in common is that they are the people from which came DC Comics' superheroine, Wonder Woman.

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Google previewAdvances in Computer Games (2013)

Many Games, Many Challenges by H. Jaap van den Herik, Hiroyuki Iida, Ernst A. Heinz

ch/ lieberum/ Abstract Amazons is a fascinating game that shares properties of chess and Go. We have written a computer program that plays ...

Google previewCombinatorial Game Theory (2013)

by Aaron N. Siegel

Each move strictly increases the number of burned squares on the board, so that Amazons is a short game; and it fits well into the disjunctive theory, due to the endgame modularity. The full 10 × 10 game is nearly intractable, but simpler ...

Google previewA Philosophical Dictionary (Complete) (2013)

by Voltaire

AMAZONS. Bold and vigorous women have beenoftenseento fight like men. History makes mention ofsuch;for, without reckoning Semiramis, Tomyris, or Penthesilea—who, perhaps, existed only in fable—it is certain that there were many ...

Google previewThe New American Cyclopaedia: a Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge (1863)

by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana

AMAZONIA AMAZONS 443 ly uprooted by it, and sometimes whole tracts of land are swept away." No vessel can withstand the fury of such a tide, and hence those accustomed to the navigation of the river, avail themselves of coves, or resting ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica (1890)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and General Literature

AMAZONS ('Ap&Zovn), a race, of women represented in Greek legend ...

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Two yellow-headed amazons together

These two birds, who are good companions, standing together!

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Scrabble value of A1M3A1Z10O1N1S1

The value of this 7-letter word is 18 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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