Fae Friday: Amazing Penthesileia

Penthesilea as one of the Nine Female Worthie

Penthesilea By Medieval unknow author (Bibliothèque nationale de France – Banque d’images) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

All hail the Amazon Queen, Penthesileia, brave participant in the Trojan War.


All these to battle fared with warrior-souled

     Penthesileia: even as when descends

     Dawn from Olympus’ crest of adamant,

     Dawn, heart-exultant in her radiant steeds

     Amidst the bright-haired Hours; and o’er them all,

     How flawless-fair soever these may be,

     Her splendour of beauty glows pre-eminent;

     So peerless amid all the Amazons Unto

     Troy-town Penthesileia came.

from The Fall of Troy


Penthesileia has always been fascinating to me. Who are your favorites from the Trojan War?


Cheers & Happy Reading!

Flossie Benton Rogers, Conjuring the Magic in Romance

4 thoughts on “Fae Friday: Amazing Penthesileia

  1. carmens007

    I liked Zeus and Apollo who chose to remain impartial.
    I am sure there was a real war that gave birth to this beautiful creation. Thus the famous saying: ..” timeo danaos et dona ferentes.”


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