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Originally when the Themyscirian Amazons were created by the Gods of Olympus, they assigned Hippolyta and Antiope to rule as co-queens to the new nation. When they assigned these titles they gave each of the Amazon queens a Golden Girdle of Gaea, which were made

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Originally when the Themyscirian Amazons were created by the Gods of Olympus, they assigned Hippolyta and Antiope to rule as co-queens to the new nation. When they assigned these titles they gave each of the Amazon queens a Golden Girdle of Gaea, which were made from the original girdle belonging to the Earth goddess Gaea. The belts provided the two queens with enhanced strength and heightened their other abilities.

Eventually the demi-god Heracles was successful in stealing Hippolyta's belt at the urging of his half-brother Ares. After denouncing the Olympian gods for perceived false judgment, Antiope gave Hippolyta her girdle and left the Amazon nation with a group of faithful Amazons with her. They later became the Amazons of Bana-Mighdall. Together they retrieved Hippolyta's stolen belt and kept it as an heirloom. Thousands of years later when Wonder Woman discovered this lost tribe of Amazons, she took the belt from them and returned it to Hippolyta.

Similarly, the belt given to Hippolyta by Antiope was taken from Hippolyta and transformed into the Lasso of Truth.


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