Women's Month: Wonder Woman

To end Women's month with the one of the greatest superheroines (one of my favorite) named Wonder Woman.Wonder Woman is a superhero from DC comics who has her own series as well as being a regular member of the Justice League, she is an Amazon princess who fights crime with aid from her bulletproof wristbands, magical lasso and superhuman-strength.
Molded from clay by her mother, Queen Hippolyta, Princess Diana was bestowed with powers and abilities from the Greek gods and goddesses, and trained by her fellow Amazons on the paradise island, Themyscira, to use her powers carefully - even though Princess Diana bested them in battle. When Colonel Steve Trevor crash landed on Paradise Island, Hippolyta was instructed by the Goddesses Athena and Aphrodite to hold a contest to see which Amazon would accompany Steve back to "Man's World" to fight evil, because entities were spreading deceit, enmity, contempt, and discord. The contests consisted of one-on-one combat, archery, discus throwing, and racing. Although forbidden to participate because leaving the island would mean giving up her eternal youth, Diana defied her mother, and entered the contest; her face hidden under a combat helmet. But Queen Hippolyta assumed the winner's identity before the end of the competition. Much to Queen Hippolyta's regret, she felt inclined to award Princess Diana as the winner. Diana was given a red, blue, and gold outfit which was adorned with white stars, and knee-high boots. A golden "M" (an alternate costume is seen with Zeus' sacred animal: an eagle in its place) embodied on the upper part. Queen Hippolyta also entrusted her with the Lasso of Truth, which compelled others to speak honestly, and impenetrable silver bracelets forged by Hephaestus. Diana took on the title Wonder Woman, and set off as the Ambassador of Peace, not only using her strength to fight evildoers and solve decisions, but her kind-heart and wit too.
Wonder Woman posses a different ability from a select few of the Greek gods and goddesses. Originally, Wonder Woman used an invisible plane that responded to her voice and only one of Amazon descent could see, but she was later gifted with flight.
Her patron goddess is Hera, Queen of Olympus, Goddess of Women and Marriage and wife to Zeus, who freed the Amazons from the clutches of the war god, Ares, and gave them a home on a paradise island.
From Zeus, the all-powerful Ruler of the Gods, and God of the heavens, came super-human strength
From Demeter, Goddess of Agriculture and Harvest, came endurance, regeneration.
From Hermes, the Messenger of the God and God of thieves and travelers came the ability to move and fly faster than the speed of sound, along with superhuman agility and quick reflexes.
From Artemis, the Goddess of the hunt, came super hearing, enhanced vision, and an empathic link with the animal kingdom.
From Hestia, the goddess of hearth, came oneness with fire, granting her an immunity to fire and to see the truth.
From Athena, goddess of wisdom, came remarkable intellect and the  "The Sight of Athena" apparently grants her increased insight. Diana is an accomplished strategist and tactician, trained in the arts of leadership, persuasion and diplomacy, and possesses a great deal of courage as well. She is a gifted leader.

The Power of Wonder




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