Themyscira (DC Comics)
Themyscira is a fictional unitary sovereign city-state and archipelagic island nation appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. Previously known as Paradise Island and the Amazon Isles, it first appeared in All Star Comics #8. It is a segregated nation of women—regarded as a feminist utopia—governed by Aphrodite’s Law. Men are banned from Themyscira under penalty of death.
About Themyscira (DC Comics) in brief
Themyscira is a fictional unitary sovereign city-state and archipelagic island nation appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. Previously known as Paradise Island and the Amazon Isles, it first appeared in All Star Comics #8. It is a segregated nation of women—regarded as a feminist utopia—governed by Aphrodite’s Law, which declared that the Amazons would be immortal as long as no man sets foot on their island. Men are banned from Themyscira under penalty of death. Both the island and city are named after the mythological city of Themiscyra, the capital of theAmazons in Greek mythology. It made its cinematic debut in the 2017 films Wonder Woman and Justice League, and appeared in the 2020 sequel Wonder Woman 1984, set in the DC Extended Universe. The name for the entire archipelago became The Paradise Islands with the character’s February 1987 relaunch in Wonder Woman #1. It was originally implied, but not yet fully confirmed, that Paradise Island was located somewhere in the Pacific Ocean. Then in the 1970s television incarnation, Paradise Island’s location was set in the Bermuda Triangle. And the 2009 animated movie version had set it in the Aegean Sea. Originally, there were three generations of Amazon living on the island, with Princess Diana being from the second. This basic back-story remains intact throughout the Golden Age and Silver Age of Comic Books, until the 1985–1986 Crisis on Infinite Earths storyline. Upon the conclusion of this limited series, most characters in theDC Comics universe underwent some revamp or retcon in their storyline history, and Wonder Woman was one of several characters whose entire continuity was rebooted.
The Amzons are the reincarnated souls of women slain throughout pre-history by men. They are tasked to teach the merits of virtue, love, and equality to the men of \”Patriarch’s World\”. They have founded the city- state of Themysc Kira in ancient Greece – Modern day Turkey, which is ruled by sisters Hippolyta and Antiope. Ares, the God of the AmZons, manipulates his half brother Heracles, and his forces succeed in ransacking their forces and making them slaves. As a security measure, the island can shift its location over both land and time, remains undetectable from the perspective of any outside observer, and as soon as anyone leaves the Island, they forget its location. The Miscyra city is named after Themis Cyra, a city of the same name in ancient Greek mythology, which was also the home of Wonder Woman’s mother, Princess Diana. Themis cyra is the capital city that serves as the Amazonians’ government and place of origin for Wonder Woman. Diana later competes against other Amazers to become Wonder Woman, the emissary from Paradise Island who will accompany Steve back to Man’s World and aid in the fight against the Axis powers. She is nursed back to health just outside of the capitalCity by Princess Diana, daughter of the island’s Queen HippolyTA.