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[[File: Amazon 1.jpg|200px|thumb|left|Modern statue of an Amazon]]__NOTOC__
The Greeks myths remain popular because of their remarkable stories of heroes, gods, and strange peoples. Some of the most remarkable of these are the tales of the Amazons. These were a race of female warriors who were often the enemies of the Hellenes.
The Amazon myth was very influential in the history of Classical art, and depictions of Amazons were made all over the Graeco-Roman world. The female warriors' stories also offered insight into Greek male fears of females and were used to justify women's repression. These tales of the fearsome warriors who hated men were also used in allegories. They were used for political propaganda by both the Greeks and the Romans. The Amazons were important in Greek culture as they were designated as the ‘other’ and were used to define Athenians' and others' identities in the ancient world.