I have always been fascinated by the legends surrounding Amazon warriors. Absolutely entranced with ancient history and mythology growing up, I celebrated any glimpse of history that pertained to women as independent, thinking, and strong beings in their own right. History has largely celebrated the achievements and feats of men, not women. So, when I first read about the Amazons, I was smitten. According to the myth, Amazons cut off their right breast, so as to improve their ability to wield weapons (bows, spears, etc…). Also, Amazons abstained from sexual encounters all but once a year to ensure the continuation of their race (tribe). The male children borne out of these annual encounters were either sent to their fathers, or exposed in the wilderness.