Myths and History related to The Amazon Chronicle


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Ancient Literature

In History:
- Ancient texts have been discovered that have been dated back as far as the 27th Century. (See: here)

In the Books:
- Seeing the list of surviving literature is amazingly long in itself; it could be safe to assume that the finding of The Scrolls, in sealed jars, in 1945, in a concealed cellar, in an ancient city, that was governed by the Greeks, would not require much to obtain a level of suspension of disbelief for the reader to quickly emerse themself into the story.

The Ellada

In History:
- This is the word for the ancient people we know of as the Greeks. (Info: Ellada )

In the Books:
- They were known by the name: Elada and considered the dominate sea-trading power.
Mention was made of their city-state colonies far to the north and south of the Amazoi lands.


In History:
- A Greek colony built on the seaport of Sinda around 6th Century BC. The present day city of Anapa. (Info: Gorgippia )

In the Book:
-It is suggested that the Greeks (Elada) were already starting to settle the ancient port-village of Sinda during the time of The Amazon Chronicle (circa. 750BC).
The assumption is that the Greeks perhaps didn't record their original loss of Sinda and perhaps moved to re-establish their colony years later, then naming it Gorgippia.


In History:
- A Greek colony built around 7th-6th BC. Present day Ponti. (Info: Phasis )

In the Books:
-Spelled as 'Fasis' it is most probably the town mentioned when the Amazoi went to rescue Doltan. It is where Zotikos first appears.

Cimmerians vs. Scythians

In History:
The Cimmerians
The Scythians

In the Books:
- These groups are not clearly defined in The Amazon Chronicle because at that time in history these two peoples were comprised of various tribes and not grouped as singular entities or nations.
There are adequate hints that suggest the story started two or more generations after the believed migration of the Cimmerians occurred.
By the amount of similarities between Amazoi & The Northlanders (Scythian) customs, beliefs and mannerisms, it can be speculated that the Amazoi were at one time directly influenced if not directly related to one of the tribes belonging to the Scythians.

Though it is conceivable to think that the Amazoi's original dislike for horses (which they called: naymut-nolat or 'Hairless-Bears') indicate a possible bad experience with the animals that may be connected to the hypothesis of the Scythian defeating the Cimmerians due to the Cimmerians being mostly foot soldiers, while the Scythians were almost always on horseback.
Regardless to whether or not the Southlanders were the tribes that made up the Cimmerians or not, it is clear they were most likely the group that started the foundations of the latter Colchis Kingdom.

Similarities between the Amazoi and the Scythians:
Taken from Lost-Civilizations.net
- Cannabis use
- No written language
- Horsemanship
- Recurve bow
- Rectangular shield
- Female warriors

Unexplainable coincidences between the Amazoi and the Scythians:
- The discovery of the Kubu bow, which the Scythians already had.
- Knowledge of horsemanship, which the Scythians already had.

I have no explanation to these two undeniably strong coincidences that not only enabled the Amazoi to conquer and assimilate the tribes of the Southlands, but also most definitely helped them to be welcomed as equals by their northern brethren.
It was obvious the Amazoi had neither horses or the recurve bow before the Hoorg Massacre and the assembly of such important shared traits as the Scythians remains a mystery.
The only straight-forward explanation is perhaps the guidance from a 'Divine Hand'.

Colchis Kingdom

In History:
In Greek myth, it is the lands associated with the Amazon, and where Jason went to find the Golden Fleece. Historically, it was the land controlled by various tribes and was, in its own right, a cradle of civilization existing far beyond the 13th Century.

In the Books:
Just as it was suggested historically, the area was a back-and-forth between the powers that vied for the fertile 'Flatlands'.
It seems the story of the Amazoi fits just before the people of the Colchis started to expand (circa. 750BC), and before Urartu flexed its muscles back under Sarduri II in the wars of 750-748. (Info: Colchis ).


In History:
- Also known as Urashtu, Biai or the Kingdom of Van. This kingdom ruled the areas now claimed by modern-day Turkey, Iran and Iraq for over 600 years.
(Info: Urartu )

In the Books:
- It is known by its local name of Biai.
Though there is no direct conflict between the Amazoi and the armies of Urartu, there is mention of the concern of the Northern Alliance of any action the Urartu (Biai in the books) may choose to defend their northern interests. There was also mention of the Amazoi seeing an impressive army across the river when rescuing Doltan. It is generally thought the Southlanders achieved a truce with the Urartu in order to carry out their plans to 'unify' the Flatlands.
(See: Colchis Kingdom )

Homer & The Illiad

In History:
- The story that kept the battle of Troy in the history books.
It was also the oldest accredited mention of the Amazon woman warrior.
Like the debate of whether or not Shakespeare really wrote what is accredited to him, so goes the debate over the author of The Illiad
(See: The Homeric Question )

In the Books:
- Thanks largely to the Homeric Question, we can safely assume that the Amazoi lived in the mid-8th Century BC. (circa. 750BC) without causing extreme upheaval in the academic world.
- Although Homer himself is not mentioned at all in The Amazon Chronicle, the underlying idea is that Zotikos was the "true discoverer" of the Amazoi and was responsible for the documentation of their life stories and for spreading these tales around the city-states of Greece.
These were then perhaps picked up by the actual author of The Illiad and, while embellishing on certain facts, added the 'Amazons' into the story of Troy and inadvertently into history.

Anapa (1942-45)

In History:
- Anapa (location of ancient Gorgippia) was occupied and totally demolished by Nazi Germany with the help of Romanian troops between August 30, 1942 and September 22, 1943. (See: Anapa )

In the Books:
- It was during the re-building of Anapa that The Scrolls were discovered.


In History:
A Greek historian who gave detailed description of the 'Amazons' over 300 years after The Illiad.
(See: Herodotus )

In the Books:
-It's probable enough to believe other transcripts were made after the documentation of Zotikos and Adelphos. It is therefore believable that Herodotus, a man who sought to educate himself and record the world around him, could have been inspired enough by what he read about the Amazoi to explore the Scythian lands for himself.

Irkutsk State Linguistic University

In History:
- A university established in Irkutsk in 1948. (Info: here )

In the Books:
- It is generally assumed the Irkutsk University dropped ancient Greek from its curriculum, forcing Professor Orlov to be "re-settled" as archivist for the Moscow University.

Single Breasted Amazons

In Myth:
-Any Google search about the Amazons inevitably mentions them having one breast cut off or cauterised (burned) to better use their bows.
Historic theorists have contributed the story to the Greek male chauvinistic attempt to dissuade their own women from following the example of the Amazon women. A more modern addition is that doctors have stated that cutting the breast would more-often-than-not lead to death.
That said, the world is full examples of self-mutilation for religious, adult-passage rites, expression, fetish or artistic reasons and therefore it can be conceivable that it had occurred sometime in the earth's history.

In the Books:
- The tragic injury sustained by one female Amazoi which destroyed her one breast, combined with the bronze breast-plate specially made for her by the Southlanders, provides enough material for anyone of the time who saw her to create lifetimes of stories which could have led to more fanciful stories of the entire tribe being single-breasted.

Origins of the Amazon

In History:
The shortest, simplest and best answer is here: Amazon Origins

In the Books:
-Thanks to the historic 'Black Hole' between the Colchis and Scythian nations, The Amazon Chronicle is able to tie the vast distances between the two locations of present day Turkey and Ukraine. This enables an introduction to the idea that the Amazon warriors were from both places and not either-or.
- This connection is fully explained in the four books of The Amazon Chronicle and shown on the maps: here

Life of the Caucasus tribes

In History:
- Though named for the larger groups as a matter of simplification of documentation by foreigners, the Caucusus was inhabited and ruled by individual tribes.
Some fought amongst themselves for centuries, and it was not uncommon for each generation to experience more than one war in a lifetime.
"For many centuries the region experienced incessant warfare between nomads and mountaineers. Strange as it may sound now, the area's chief export item of the time was slaves, routinely captured in armed raids and sold at markets in the Black Sea region for subsequent trafficking to the Mediterranean states. The nomads, main defense strategy was their mobility, while the mountaineers protected themselves by building their villages under the protection of inaccessible canyons and cliffs. Due to this pressure of mutual violence, no large settlements could form in the Caucasus foothills, nor in the floodplain of the Kuban River."
Taken from a write-up on European bison: here

In the Books:
- It is recorded just as it is explained above.
Small tribes that weakened their standing by constant bickering, raids and retaliations.
A large, stable power to the south, similarities in language, mutual fear of an aggressor, and trade were the common unification factors.

Greek Colonies on the Eastern Coast

In History:
Between 1000 and 550 BC, Greeks established trade colonies along the coast of the Black Sea, in particular at Pitiunt and Dioscurias, which was to become the capital of modern day Abkhazia. They encountered local warlike tribes who they called Heniochi. Classical authors described various peoples living in the region and the great multitude of languages they spoke. Arrian, Pliny and Strabo have given accounts of the Abasgoi (generally considered ancestors of the modern Abkhazians) and Moschoi (generally considered as ancestors of Meskhetians) peoples somewhere in modern Abkhazia on the eastern shore of the Black Sea.

In the Books:
- Pitiunt would be south of Torik.
Though not documented, it can be assumed that eventually wars razed Torik or the inhabitants became hostile, leaving the Elada without a port to harbour or trade during their trips from the northern colonies to the southern and visa-versa.
This inconvienience would have led the Elada to establish a port-colony of their own.
- Dioscurias would be Tsuku.
A similar scenario to Pitiunt / Torik can be assumed.

Hippolyte's Girdle

In Myth:
- Hercule's 9th task (or labours) was to take the war-skirt (or girdle) from the Amazon queen Hippolyte.

In the Books:
- Though this myth has nothing to with The Amazon Chronicle directly, it is interesting to draw a similarity with how the Amazoi warriors started to assemble 'war trophies' (influenced by their new allies) and attaching them to their war belts.
These trophies would consist of gold rings, ear-rings, hair or other items from slain or captured warriors. This would create a sentimental as well as a tangible value for each war-skirt that the Amazoi would not have given up easily.
- Such detailed information may have been recorded by Zotikos, and therefore probable this element of the Amazoi culture could have been exploited to provide a new and interesting 'labour' for the Greek hero.

The Bzipi River

In History:
- Also known as the Bzifi, this is the modern-day name of a river in Abkhazia
(See: Bzifi )

In the Books:
-It is mentioned by the trader Ulchatch, as the river Zjipi. This is the river that the Amazoi followed out to the Flatlands.

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