Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Wonder Woman: Greek mythology - inspired - superheroine

Ever since I was a kid (and guess what - a tomboy) I was really into comics such as DC and Marvel. Wonderwoman however has been a recent addition to my favorite characters, especially since I realized her origin and nature:

Wonder Woman is a DC Comics superhero. Co-created by William Moulton Marston with his wife Elizabeth (Sadie) Holloway Marston, Wonder Woman first appeared in All Star Comics #8 (Dec. 1941). She is one of the first female superheroes and arguably the most famous.
In most adaptations, Wonder Woman is Princess Diana of the Amazon warrior tribe of Greek mythology. "Diana" is the Roman name for the Greek goddess on whom this character is based; "Artemis" is her Greek name. The Amazon ambassador to the larger world, she possesses several superhuman abilities and gifts from the Greek gods including the Lasso of Truth created from the Golden Girdle of Gaea and indestructable silver bracelets formed from the shield Aegis. Marston designed Wonder Woman as a distinctly feminist character and many subsequent writers, especially those of the 1970s and afterward, have written her as such.

In this 1995 published story, The Contest, after winning a contest of physical and mental challenges, Princess Diana was elected to go to Patriarch's World to teach them the Amazon ways as the super-heroine Wonder Woman. But years later, Diana's mother is unsatisfied with her limited progress to bring an end to all acts of hate on Earth, so she institutes another contest to name a new champion. Attempting to defend her position, Diana enters the games but in the end is bested by the arrogant and powerful Artemis. Now, a defeated and dejected Diana can only watch as Artemis, a skilled warrior with a penchant for violence, journeys to Man's World as the new Wonder Woman.

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4 Comments:

Blogger hemlock said...

Fascinating!!

I always was a Wonder Woman fan.

3:19 PM  
Blogger pantera said...

fifina mu, you are wonder!
very nice story but not as happy as it should be.
with love panty

6:11 PM  
Blogger Vasilia Vaxevani said...

Amazing. I in postgraduate classical studies and have a hard time convincing my tutors that comics are indeed art.But that is hard so my only hope is to publish my work in BABEL. If you are interested look for the METABARONS.Pure greek tragedy!

2:32 AM  
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10:43 AM  

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