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Old 01-04-2014, 02:44 PM   #802
LaughingMage
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Default Re: The Wonder Woman Costume Thread

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Originally Posted by Dark Raven View Post
It's probably on Wikipedia, but the Amazons would cut off their right breast because it got in the way of shooting a bow and arrow. I think the right arm was known as the bow arm.
Actually, that's a myth:

Among Classical Greeks, amazon was given a popular etymology as from a-mazos "without breast", connected with an etiological tradition that Amazons had their right breast cut off or burnt out, so they would be able to throw their javelins;[citation needed] there is no indication of such a practice in works of art, in which the Amazons are always represented with both breasts, although the left is frequently covered (from Wikipedia).

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