Menalippe was the chief priestess of the Amazons of Themyscira. She was devotedly loyal to Queen Hippolyta and often served as an oracle and messenger for the Gods of Mount Olympus. She revealed the motivations of Artemis and Athena to Hippolyta, and was the one who told Hippolyta of the Gods decree to choose a champion in the "Trial of Flashing Thunder".

During the "War of the Gods", the sorcereress Circe reverted Wonder Woman back into the clay form which she was first formed, in essence, killing her. Wonder Woman's mother Hippolyta desperately attempted to re-mold the clay at which point, Circe released a blast of energy aimed at destroying her. Menalippe, present at the scene, witnessed Circe's energy blast targeting her queen and intercepted it. Menalippe was killed instantly and the Amazons honored her bravery with a special funeral pyre.


  • Oracle: As the oracle, Menalippe is the main contact between Themyscira and Mount Olympus.


  • Amazonian training: The Amazons honed their skills in many fields, aided by the gifts from Athena and Artemis. However, because of her tasks as oracle, Menalippe does not keep these skills on par with the other Amazons.
  • This character is an adaptation of Melanippe, a character in traditional stories. These include, but may not be limited to religious texts, myth, and/or folk lore. More information on the original can be found at
  • Menalippe was in a lesbian relationship with Penelope.[3]