To quickly recap, the Ten Most Worthy Women are the ten most significant figures in Amazon history and are the eponymous figures of the ten cities that make up the Amazon Decapolis. This is a fairly common trend in real life — with people and places often claiming descent from and ultimately deriving their name from a famous mythological if not historically-verifiable ancestor.
For example, Geoffrey of Monmouth says that Britain is named for the Trojan refugee Brutus (it almost certainly isn’t), and the four main groups of Ancient Greeks were all named after a notable hero. For example, Ion was claimed to be the founder of the Ionians, the Greeks living on the Aegean coasts and islands. Incidentally, Ionia is the etymology for the word for Greece in general in languages like Arabic (al-Yunan) and Turkish (Yunanistan).
All of this is to say, they look like this:
Ultimately, I try to invoke the look of Christian Icons in these original ten pictures. I’m currently working on a second go-around of the Ten that I’m going to try to capture the look of Ancient Greek pottery.
I have a plan for that, I’m just not sure it’s a good one…
Stay, tuned, I guess.
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