(yet, like all myths, is there not a bit of truth to the myth
?) group of women
who had traditionally male characteristics
. The amazons
lived in the jungle
alone, entirely without men
. They only took men into their homes when they felt it was time to reproduce
and, as soon as the act of fertilization was over, the man was made to leave.
The amazons mythically removed one breast, so that shooting arrows out of a bow and arrow would be easier. This characterization has made them a bit of the patron saints or at least the mascot of breast cancer survivors.