by Jean-Jacques COURTEY, Doctor in Economic Geography, Ph.D
This article is a following of our saga about Alexander the Great (356-323 BC), the invincible Macedonian, and Thalestris, last Queen of Amazons. It is dedicated to the boy of their hybrid descendance transported and hidden in Gaul (now France).
The notorious philosopher Aristotle (384 - 322 BC), once the preceptor of Alexander and also ultimately one of his "poisoners" - with white hellebore -, wasn't able to eliminate this secret nascent dynasty.
The kingdom of Thalestris is said to have fallen under the assaults of Scythes in 320 BC, so just three years after the death of her previous lover, Alexander. It was then absorbed in the Scythe kingdom in what is now the south of Russia and the whole Ukraine mainly, but not only.
Amazon princesses married Scythe princes, and were at the origin of the Sarmates in the history of Slavs.
Anyhow, some noticeable traces of the Amazon civilization survived in Central Europe in the high Middle Age, notably in Bohemia-Moravia (present Czech republic).
Effectively, in the VIIIth century, there was a famous "Girls War" which lasted at least eight years from 736 AD : it was led by the strong Commandant(e) Wlasta against King Przemysl (previously a strong peasant) two years after the death of the wife who chose him, Queen Libussa - the foundress of Prag. But finally it ended very badly for Wlasta because of her exaggerations and harshness : she and her lieutenant(e)s, Scharka, Krasobiela, Budislawa and Stratka died in their Djewin fortress with their entire troop of 800 Amazons under a memorable siege and a fast terrible assault.
Was the fall of Wlasta and her followers, partly due to a woman revenge for the unfair death of her lover ?
A rhomb is a geometrical figure, diamond-shaped. This was the shape of Amazons' graves in Greece, after their homeric battles with the Greeks. Alexander visited them in his youth near the doors of the Piraeus next to the chapel dedicated to Chalcodon hero, when he was balancing between being half a Barbarian or a Greek.
Nowadays, at the difference of Alexander, nobody wanders why this particular rhombic shape, except spousing a female body ?
There is a simple answer : it was mainly conceived as an interdimensional portal. It had clearly something to do with the octahedron of Plato (two pyramids stuck to each other by the basis), to generate high energy in its center. More precisely, it symbolised regeneration and survival in another dimension...and a gate maintened opened on ours.
Anyhow, those antic details probably explain why usual modern coffins seem inspired of a diamond shape.
The religion of Amazons was straightly connected to the Moon, and its goddess Artemis (Diana), mistress of human events. This goddess is always depicted a bow in hand, and archery was a famous attribute of Amazons, with their famous habit to show one breast topless.
So it's not really true we don't know anything about them, because their history would just be a mere legend.
If people take it this way, their own history will also be a legend for the clever beings to come in the future. Above that, "legenda" in Latin just means "history" and then precise explanations. And it is still used under this denomination to explain geographic maps, which are very real, for instance.
Nowadays, the Ukrainian FEMEN movement (born in Kiev in 2008) is present in Paris, since last year. It looks a bit Amazon on topless provocative demonstrations against "male" institutions or resorting to male power, except that Amazons were only showing the left breast during battles and were not controversial demonstrators. Anyway, there is absolutely no sign at all it could be dedicated to the protection of any hybrid dynasty or descendance in France. Of course, their female members may not be aware of Thalestris inheritage, and just be coincidentally in France.
When Queen Thalestris chose 2 343 years ago, Alexander the Great as her lover, she did it because he was considered as an invicible "super-King" on the way to become half a God. She clearly wanted to have a "super-child" from him, either a girl or a boy, as she estimated to deserve this great King, according to Quintus Curtius - the Proconsul of Africa who became a famous Roman historian of the Antiquity.
In fact when she was in his Zadracarta royal tent (Hyrcania, at the border of Persia), for thirteen days and nights, she realized what she liked the most in him was the violet pleasant scent of his skin. And around nine months after her departure for her capital, Themiscrya, she secretly got twins of different sex and loved them both. She judged the environment of Alexander too "poisonous" and dangerous for their son, and she wanted to protect her lovely and marvelous offspring as far as she could from it : she chose thus the Extreme-Occident (Gaul) for him.
It's not obvious there is presently an Amazon movement which could be the heir of the old inheritage of Thalestris (and in a way of Alexander the Great through their offspring).
Nowadays for instance, FEMEN movement doesn't seem to take the defence or support the ex-Prime Minister of its own land, Ioulia Tymoshenko (born in 1960), who is a woman.
In her case, it appears that men mostly try to defend her far more, especially from abroad, in order to help her recovering at last her freedom. A friendly gesture for a suffering woman would be welcome thus !
Nevertheless, as a very young movement, FEMEN might transform and evoluate towards a new trend and fashion !
In this illusory world where some economists have forgotten the basic equation of GDP [GDP = C+I+G (+ or - X)], the return of Antiquity in our lives may not be a bad thing to escape the ambient lack of understanding.
They didn't realize if you reduce drastically the Governmental expenses (G) say with a letal and absurd ultimate target of -11%, and a Consumption (C) then paralyzed, with an Investment depressed (I), the competiveness of our companies to produce only a come back to equilibrium for a Trade balance (X) now at - 3%, will be vain (French potential example). But may be are they losing good sense, and creating in fact more Poverty and Debts under the exaggerated fright of evaluation, with an unavoidable Contraction then like in Greece ?!
Being able to create Wealth for your own country and worldwide is a talent that only a few people possess : they know the secret rules of Wealth. And Alexander the Great who created Occident and its historicity till now, after an Asian epic of only 11 years (the length of a Sun cycle), had certainly this rare talent.
He wasn't perfect, but as he didn't believe at all in perfection for human beings, him who descended from Zeus (Jupiter), King of the Gods of Olympe, it had few importance. Very surprisingly, he once declared to be researching Glory only as a mean to express and show what you can remove from Beauty and Esthetics in your life !