Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Question 602 a: HERtache!


Our second theme, the easier one, we hope! :)
ID X, Y, Z

When ___X____ landed the ______ received him warmly and ___Y____ came to his ship to greet him. Upon hearing his request, she agreed to let him take the ______. ___Z___, however, was not pleased, as was often the case with __X__. To stop him, ___Z____ came down to the Amazons disguised as one of their own and ran through the land, crying that ___X____ meant to kidnap their queen. Probably remembering all too well what Theseus had done, the Amazons charged toward the ship to save ___Y____. Fearing that ____Y____ had betrayed him, ____X_____ kissed her briefly then hastily killed her, ripped the ______ from her lifeless body, and set sail, narrowly escaping the raging warriors.
An alternate story of ___Y's___ death involved her sister. Her sister had killed __Y____ with a spear by accident when they were hunting deer; this accident caused  so much grief that she wished only to die, but, as a warrior and an Amazon, she had to do so honorably and in battle. She therefore was easily convinced to join in the Trojan War, fighting on the side of Troy's defenders, where she was killed by Achilles, who almost immediately afterward regretted doing so.

5 comments:

Pi.R.Square said...

X: Hercules/ Heracles
___ : The amazons, you repeated the word, so why did you bother blanking it out?
also, a comma after landed.
Y: Hippolyta, Queen of the amazons & WW's mother.
____ : the golden girdle, going for a 12 tasks of hercules theme? doubt it.
Z: Hera, Zeus' wife.

manish hn said...

X=heracles
Y=hippolyta, queen of the amazon
Z=bitch extraordinaire, the goddess hera

Nagaratna said...

X-Heracles
Y-Hippolyta
Z-Hera

Mythology. Yech.

Rohan Danait said...

Hercules, Hippolyta and Pentheselia

Sukanto said...

X - Heracles
Y - Hippolyta