The Amazons are a mythical race supposedly found in the region of the black sea, created by the Greeks as the example of what a race lead by a woman of only women would look like. These women were barbaric, beastial, and masciline the opposite of what a proper Greek woman should be. They were said to have cut off their left breast to allow better aim when using a bow and arrow, to have used men for the purpose of breeding only and killed them after the deed was done.
Almost every Greek Hero fought and destroyed an Amazon at one point or another representing the Greek fight and domination over the feminine, and those who are non-Greek. The Amazons were still desired as they were women, but these heroes Herakles fell in love with the Queen as he killed her, and many of the other Greek heroes that have fought an Amazon had also slept with one.