TRADITIONALLY, THE ORIGIN OF THE NAME AMAZON IS DERIVED FROM 
A- (‘WITHOUT’) MASTOS (‘BREAST’), ‘ONE WHO HAS ONE BREAST’.  THUS, THE AMAZONS ‘CUT OFF’ ONE BREAST.
MASIENNE
AMAZON’S ‘CUT’
PENTHESILEA,
QUEEN OF THE
AMAZONS
ARTEMIS,
AMAZON
GODDESS

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EXPERTS SAY THE NAME ARTEMIS, GODDESS OF THE AMAZONS, HAS NO KNOWN SOURCE.  HOWEVER, THE OXFORD CLASSICAL DICTIONARY, THE STANDARD FOR GREEK RESEARCH, SAYS THE NAME COMES FROM THE GREEK ORTHOTOMEO ‘CUT’.
  HOWEVER, NO GREEK ARTWORK EVER DEPICTED AMAZON MAIDENS WITH  ONLY ONE BREAST.  WHERE DID THIS TRADITION BEGIN?
THEREFORE, THERE IS SOMETHING IMPORTANT ABOUT AN AMAZON’S CUT’.
(PLEASE VISIT THE ‘SACRED CUT’.)
SCHOLARS TELL US THE NAME AMAZON ITSELF IS “PROBABLY FROM AN UNKNOWN NON-INDO-EUROPEAN WORD.
(PLEASE SEE PREVIOUS ‘MASIENNE AMAZONS’)
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