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Category: Disambiguation A satellite image of the mouth of the Amazon River, looking south The Amazon River or River Amazon (Spanish: ; Portuguese: ) of South America is the most voluminous river on earth, having a greater total flow than the next six largest rivers combined. ... River in the Brazilian Amazon Rainforest. ... The Amazons are members of a legendary nation of female warriors . ... While rare in the Roman world, female gladiators or gladiatrices (sing. ... Amazon. ... A modern yacht A yacht (From Dutch Jacht meaning hunt) was originally defined as a light, fast sailing vessel used by the Dutch navy to pursue pirates and other transgressors around and into the shallow waters of the Low Countries. ... Numerous ships of the Royal Navy have been named HMS Amazon, after the mythical female warriors. ... The Game of the Amazons (in Spanish, El Juego de las Amazonas; often called Amazons for short) is a two-player abstract strategy board game invented in 1988 by Walter Zamkauskas of Argentina. ... Flight of the Amazon Queen (also: FOTAQ) is a graphical point and click adventure game by Interactive Binary Illusions originally released in 1995 for DOS and Amiga and re-released as freeware in 2004 for use with ScummVM. Taking place in the 1940s, the game is a pastiche of adventure... A Saab 96 (left) and a Volvo Amazon (right) line up to race. ... Iron Duke class engines waiting scrapping The Great Western Railway Iron Duke Class 4-2-2 broad gauge steam locomotives for express passenger train work. ... Species Many, see text. ... The Dahomey Amazons were a Fon all-female military regiment of the Kingdom of Dahomey (now Benin) which lasted until end of the 19th century. ... Amazon is a Brazilian heavy metal band from Valinhos City, about 80 kilometers from SÃ£o Paulo metropolis. ... Butch is a common nickname, particularly in the 19th and 20th centuries for boys. ... Amazon feminism is dedicated to the image of the female hero in fiction and in fact, as it is expressed in art and literature in the physiques and feats of female athletes, martial artists, and other powerfully built women, and in gender-related and sexual orientations. ... Richmond Lucha Libre (RLL) is an independent wrestling federation founded in Richmond, VA based loosely around Lucha Libre wrestling. ... Image File history File links Disambig_gray. ...
Amazons were said to have lived in Pontus, which is part of modern day Turkey near the shore of the Euxine Sea, where they formed an independent kingdom under the government of a queen, often named Hippolyta ("she lets her horses loose").
The battle between the Athenians and Amazons is often commemorated in an entire genre of art, amazonomachy, in marble bas-reliefs such as from the Parthenon or the sculptures of the Mausoleum of Mausollos.
It is conjectured that the Amazons were originally the temple-servants and priestesses (hierodulae) of this goddess; and that the removal of the breast corresponded with the self-mutilation of the god Attis and the galli, Roman priests of Cybele.
Each move consists of two parts: moving one of one's own amazons one or more empty squares in a straight line (orthogonally or diagonally), exactly as a queen moves in chess; it may not cross or enter a square occupied by an amazon of either color or an arrow.
The strategy of the game is based on using arrows (as well as one's four amazons) to block the movement of the opponent's amazons and gradually wall off territory, trying to trap the opponents in smaller regions and gain larger areas for oneself.
The simplest such territory is three squares of the same colour, not in a straight line, with the amazon in the middle (for example, a1+b2+c1 with the amazon at b2).
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