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The Island of Themyscira.

"The home of the Amazons. I always thought it was merely a legend."

Themyscira is the legendary island home of the Amazons, including Hippolyta, queen of the Amazons, and Diana, the future Wonder Woman. The gateway to Tartarus, the island is under the protection of the Greek Gods, so there are many temples dedicated to them. The one strict rule on Themyscira is that no man is ever allowed to set foot on the island. Themyscira was isolated from the rest of the world for thousands of years until Diana was appointed as an ambassador to the outside world.


3000 years ago[]

While the Gods were at war with the Titans, Hippolyta was seduced by Hades and tricked into opening the gates for the invading Titans. After the bloody war, Zeus banished Hades to Tartarus and commanded Hippolyta to watch over the door to Tartarus on the god's chosen city-state of Themyscira.[2]

At some point after arriving on the island and assuming the role of Queen she longed for a child of her own and as such sculpted Diana out of clay.

Modern Era[]

The sculpture was then brought to life by the gods. The island had been hidden from the rest of the world until that child, Diana, came out to help "Man's World" on messages sent by J'onn J'onzz against the Imperium. By this time, Themyscira was considered only a legend.[1]

When Felix Faust attacked Themyscira turning everyone into stone statues, Wonder Woman used the help of the Justice League to defeat Felix Faust and his benefactor Hades. With the help of the League Hades was returned to Tarturus. Hippolyta thanked the League but upheld the law, banishing her daughter Diana from Themyscira for bringing men to the island.[2]

Some time later, Faust's spirit, possessing the Annihilator armor crafted by Hephaestus, returned to Themyscira and stormed the gates of Tartarus and deposed Hades, causing an imbalance in the supernatural order. The Amazons were hard pressed to keep the various demons from escaping from Tartarus. Diana, who was tasked by the gods to stop Faust, and Hawkgirl arrived to assist and managed to restore Hades to the throne of Tartarus.[3] At the end of this conflict, Hippolyta decided to lift her daughter's exile and appointed her as Themyscira's ambassador to the outside world.[4]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Fogel, Rich (writer) & Riba, Dan, Lukic, Butch (directors) (November 17, 2001). "Secret Origins, Part I". Justice League. Season 1. Episode 1 (airdate). Episode 1 (production). Cartoon Network.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Kuhr, Joseph (writer) & Riba, Dan (director) (January 21, 2002). "Paradise Lost, Part I". Justice League. Season 1. Episode 8 (airdate). Episode 10 (production). Cartoon Network.
  3. Berkowitz, Stan (story) & McDuffie, Dwayne (teleplay) & Riba, Dan (director) (May 28, 2005). "The Balance". Justice League Unlimited. Season 1. Episode 18 (airdate). Episode 18 (production). Cartoon Network.
  4. McDuffie, Dwayne (writer) & Riba, Dan (director) (September 24, 2005). "To Another Shore". Justice League Unlimited. Season 2. Episode 4 (airdate). Episode 30 (production). Cartoon Network.