A central element of Eurocentric (Western) racism is that ‘White’ culture is both ‘long’ and ‘superior’ when compared to any other cultural expression seen throughout the world! The science of archaeology, however, has firmly proven both of these assumptions to be completely incorrect! Whereas racism causes suffering in the world because due to its distorted thinking motivating violent and destructive action – the purpose of science, (when used correctly), is designed to ‘remove’ the type of ignorance that motivates the false ideology that underlies racist thinking!
An obvious etymology of their name, “breastless,” suggested the belief that they used to burn off the right breast that they might the better draw the bow. In the Iliad Priam tells how he fought against their army in Phrygia; and one of the perilous tasks which set to Bellerophon is to march against the Amazons. In a later Homeric poem, the Amazon Penthesilea appears as a dreaded adversary of the Greeks at Troy. To win the girdle of the Amazon Queen was one of the labours of Heracles. All these adventures happened in Asia Minor; and, though this female folk was located in various places, its original and proper home was ultimately placed on the river Thermodon near the Greek colony of Amisus. But Amazons attacked Greece itself. It was told that Theseus carried off their Queen Antiope, and so they came and invaded Attica. There was a terrible battle in the town of Athens, and the invaders were defeated after a long struggle. At the feast of Theseus the Athenians used to sacrifice to the Amazons; there was a building called the Amazoneion in the western quarter of the city; and the episode was believed by such men as Isocrates and Plato to be as truly an historical fact as the Trojan war itself. The battle of the Greeks with Amazons were a favourite subject of Grecian sculptors; and, like the Trojan war and the adventure of the golden fleece, the Amazon story fitted into the conception of an ancient and long strife between Greece and Asia.’
Author’s Note: The Etymology of the Greek word ‘labrys’ (λάβρυς) is believed to refer to the ‘double-bitted axe’. A number of academics believe the word
‘Possibly the Western dichotomy between “material reality” and mental images is exaggerated or even false. Our nervous system has the power and resources to create
King Arthur – at least in the earliest strata of his legend – is an indigenous Romano-British King, who embodied what has become known as