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Thalestris by dashinvaine Thalestris by dashinvaine
Thalestris, Queen of the Amazons. Here having a spot of bother in the thick of battle. It was said that Alexander the Great was visited by this particular virago during his campaigns in the East, and that she spent 13 nights with him in the hope of producing the perfect warrior daughter.

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In Europe there is a Scythian race, called Sauromatae, which inhabits
the confines of the Palus Maeotis, and is different from all other
races. Their women mount on horseback, use the bow, and throw the
javelin from their horses, and fight with their enemies as long as
they are virgins; and they do not lay aside their virginity until
they kill three of their enemies, nor have any connection with men
until they perform the sacrifices according to law.

Whoever takes
to herself a husband, gives up riding on horseback unless the necessity
of a general expedition obliges her. They have no right breast; for
while still of a tender age their mothers heat strongly a copper instrument
constructed for this very purpose, and apply it to the right breast,
which is burnt up, and its development being arrested, all the strength
and fullness are determined to the right shoulder and arm.



Hippocrates Part 17.

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This was done as an entry for the latest 'Character of the Week' contest over at Conceptart.org

Stock used for pose: [link]
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getmarkdirt Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014
awesum!
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Sn00gDog Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
Great Job
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CiLiNDr0 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! Amazing work! Love it!

I was wandering if you could let me us this image for an Android game called "Kingdoms of Myth", it's turn based strategy game based on a fantasy World. You can find a little bit more info in this rough website made by my colleges lifeisinfinity.eu5.org/infinit… (Sorry for the bad English). Of course you will have full credits of your work and link to your webpage if you want :)

Lot of thanks for your time ;)
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Donnersberg Featured By Owner May 7, 2014
What a beautiful barefoot female warrior. She should make all her enemys begging for mercy and kiss her feet (mercy must be earned - of course, only death is for free).
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benitezdk Featured By Owner May 5, 2014
... Neither more! ... Nor less! ... Just Perfect! ... :heart: ... :heart: ... :heart: ... :heart: ... :heart:
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carrie-lou Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
interesting! thankyou!! :)
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PyrrhaTitana21 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist
Love it!!
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Sev808 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice!
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BenHammonds Featured By Owner May 29, 2013   Writer
This is great, I knew the connection between the Sarmatians and the Amazons, and am proud to see this work. You are very talented!!
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Elfala Featured By Owner May 26, 2013
sarmatians
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