Penthesilea , Amazonian queen, the daughter ofAres and Otrera and the sister ofHippolyta, Antiope and Melanippe
Penthesilea kills Hippolyta with a spear when theyare hunting deer; this accident causes Penthesileaso much grief that she wishes only to die, but, as awarrior and an Amazon, she has to do so honorablyin battle. She therefore is easily convinced to joinin the Trojan War, fighting on the side of Troysdefenders.
Penthesilea arrives in Troy at the start of Posthomerica the night before. The fighting is due to recommence for the first time after Hectors death and funeral. She comes to Troy for two reasons: firstly, to prove to others that her people, the Amazons, are great warriors and can share the hardships of war and, secondly, to appease the Gods after she accidentally kills her sister, Hippolyta, while hunting.
When beautiful and brave Penthesilea starts to fight withher heroic warrior , Greeks has great surprise . Thesuccess of Amazons causes to boost Troy’s morale.As Penthesilea is wearing shiny armor and shield shapedin sickle , she is like a leader of Troy’s not Amazons.By the help of Amazons, Greeks are defeated .
She arrives with twelve companions and promised theTrojans that she would kill Achilles. On herfirst, and only, day of fighting, Penthesilea killsmany men and clashes with Telamonian Ajax, althoughthere is no clear victor, she defeates him .
But due to the power of Greek’s strong attack Troys aredefeated . Achilles finally kills Penthesilea but Battlebetween Achilles and Penthesilea are unforgettablemoments in the war . Achilles turns to war area and sawher beauty and falls in love , and gets so sad.
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