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The Fish Speakers are a fictional army from Frank Herbert's Dune universe, as depicted in the Dune series of science-fiction novels. Emperor Leto Atreides II created them between Children of Dune and God Emperor of Dune novels. They were led by the various Duncan Idaho gholas. The Three Graces, here in a painting by Sandro Botticelli, were the goddesses of charm, beauty, nature, human creativity and fertility in Greek mythology. ... Frank Patrick Herbert (October 8, 1920 – February 11, 1986) was an American science fiction author. ... The fictional Dune universe is the political, scientific, and social setting of author Frank Herberts six-book Dune series of science-fiction novels. ... Dune is a 1965 science fiction novel written by Frank Herbert. ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology upon society and persons as individuals. ... Leto Atreides II, portrayed by James McAvoy in the Children of Dune miniseries Leto Atreides II is a fictional character in the Dune universe, created by Frank Herbert. ... Children of Dune is a Science Fiction novel by Frank Herbert, third in a series of six novels set in the Dune universe. ... God Emperor of Dune is a Science Fiction novel by Frank Herbert, fourth in a series of six novels. ... Duncan Idaho is a fictional character in the Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. ... A Ghola is a creature in the fictional Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. ...

Leto II founded the Fish Speakers to enforce his rule over the known universe. He found the existing military organisations, the Fremen and the Sardaukar, unsuitable to his needs. Leto believed that male dominated military organisations were essentially predatory and would turn on the civilian population in the absence of an external enemy. He also needed a reliable religious organization to enforce what came to be known as Leto's peace to ensure the unfolding of the Golden Path. The deepest visible-light image of the cosmos. ... The Fremen are a group of people in the Dune series of science fiction novels by Frank Herbert. ... Emblem of the Sardaukar The Sardaukar are a fictional army from Frank Herberts Dune universe, as depicted in the Dune series of science-fiction novels. ... The Golden Path is Leto IIs strategy to prevent humanitys nearly inevitable destruction in Frank Herberts fictional Dune universe. ...


The Fish Speaker army was entirely composed of women, with men playing no role in the lives of the Fish Speakers other than that of husband. Men were totally shut out of the Fish Speaker combat forces. Leto trained them to be fanatical, disciplined, and extremely effective soldiers and police. Leto used the Fish Speakers in his breeding program, taking advantage of their speed and strength.


With the exception of the nomadic Amazons who legend described as once ruling part of the Asian steppes of the Old Earth, the Fish Speakers were just about the only effective all-female army known throughout the history of the Dune universe. They were also, in terms of worlds ruled and historical longevity, the most effective military force ever known.


After Leto died, control of the Fish Speakers passed to Duncan Idaho and Siona Atreides. By the time of Heretics of Dune, their influence had sigificantly waned in comparison to the Bene Tleilaxu, Ixians and Bene Gesserit. A Fish Speaker council controlled some areas of space that used to fall under Leto's rule. Duncan Idaho is a fictional character in the Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. ... Siona Atreides is a fictional character in Frank Herberts Dune universe. ... Heretics of Dune is a Science Fiction novel by Frank Herbert, fifth in a series of six novels. ... The Bene Tleilax or Tleilaxu are an organisation in the fictional Dune universe created by Frank Herbert in the Dune series of novels. ... The Ixians are a society in the fictional Dune universe created by Frank Herbert in his Dune series of novels. ... The Bene Gesserit are a key group from Frank Herberts science fiction universe of Dune. ...


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