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Amazons In Greek mythology, the Amazons (Ancient Greek: Ἀμαζόνες ''Amazónes'', singular Ἀμαζών ''Amazōn'', via Latin ''Amāzon, -ŏnis'') are portrayed in a number of ancient epic poems and legends, such as the Labours of Hercul ...
, a tribe of female warriors in Greek mythology *
Amazon rainforest The Amazon rainforest, Amazon jungle or ; es, Selva amazónica, , or usually ; french: Forêt amazonienne; nl, Amazoneregenwoud. In English, the names are sometimes capitalized further, as Amazon Rainforest, Amazon Forest, or Amazon Jungle. ...
, a rainforest covering most of the Amazon basin *
Amazon River The Amazon River (, ; es, Río Amazonas, pt, Rio Amazonas) in South America is the largest river by discharge volume of water in the world, and the disputed longest river system in the world in comparison to the Nile. The headwaters of ...
, in South America *
Amazon (company), Inc. ( ) is an American multinational technology company focusing on e-commerce, cloud computing, online advertising, digital streaming, and artificial intelligence. It has been referred to as "one of the most influential econom ...
, an American multinational technology company Amazon or Amazone may also refer to:


South America

Amazon Basin (sedimentary basin) The Amazon Basin is a large sedimentary basin (620,000 square kilometres (240,000 sq mi)) located near the middle and lower course of the Amazon River, south the Guiana Shield and north of the Central Brazilian Shield. The basin developed on a ...
, a sedimentary basin at the middle and lower course of the river *
Amazon basin The Amazon basin is the part of South America drained by the Amazon River and its tributaries. The Amazon drainage basin covers an area of about , or about 35.5 percent of the South American continent. It is located in the countries of Bolivi ...
, the part of South America drained by the river and its tributaries *
Amazon Reef The Amazon Reef, or Amazonian Reef, is an extensive coral and sponge reef system, located in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of French Guiana and northern Brazil. It is one of the largest known reef systems in the world, with scientists es ...
, at the mouth of the Amazon basin


* 1042 Amazone, an asteroid *
Amazon Creek Amazon Creek is a stream that runs through southeastern and western Eugene, Oregon, United States. It is a tributary of the Long Tom River and is Eugene's second-largest waterway after the Willamette River. Background Amazon Creek's headwate ...
, a stream in Oregon, US


Amazon Eve Erika Ervin (born February 23, 1979), known professionally as Amazon Eve, is an American model, fitness trainer, and actress. She has appeared on the cover of Australian magazine '' Zoo Weekly'' and played a regular character on '' American H ...
(born 1979), American model, fitness trainer, and actress * Lesa Lewis (born 1967), American professional bodybuilder nicknamed "Amazon"

Art and entertainment

Fictional characters

* Amazon (Amalgam Comics) * Amazon, an alias of the Marvel supervillain Man-Killer *
Amazons (DC Comics) The Amazons of DC Comics are a race of warrior women who exist as part of Greek mythology. They live on Themyscira (DC Comics), Paradise Island, later known as Themyscira (DC Comics), Themyscira, an isolated location in the middle of the ocean wh ...
, a group of superhuman characters * The Amazon, a '' Diablo II'' character * The Amazon, a ''
Pro Wrestling Professional wrestling is a form of theater that revolves around staged wrestling matches. The mock combat is performed in a ring similar to the kind used in boxing, and the dramatic aspects of pro wrestling may be performed both in the ring or ...
'' character * '' Kamen Rider Amazon'', title character in the fourth installment of the ''Kamen Rider'' series

Film and television

* ''The Amazons'' (1917 film), an American silent tragedy * ''The Amazon'' (film), a 1921 German silent film * '' War Goddess'', also known as ''The Amazons'', a 1973 Italian adventure fantasy drama * ''Amazons'' (1984 film), an American thriller * ''Amazons'' (1986 film), an Argentine adventure fantasy * ''Amazon'' (1990 film), a 1990 drama * ''Amazon'' (1997 film), a short documentary * ''Amazon'' (1999 TV series), a Canadian drama * ''Amazon'' (2000 film), a 2000 French film * ''Amazon'' (2008 TV series), a British documentary series


Amazon (chess) The amazon, also known as the queen+knight compound, is a fairy chess piece that can move like a queen or a knight. It may thus be considered the sum of all orthodox chess pieces other than the king and the pawn. The amazon can force checkmate on ...
, a fairy chess piece *
Amazons (solitaire) Amazons is an old patience or card solitaire game which is played with a single deck of playing cards. The game is played with a Piquet pack minus the kings or a standard 52-card pack that has its twos, threes, fours, fives, sixes, and kings remo ...
, a card game * ''Amazon'' (video game), a 1984 interactive fiction graphic adventure game * '' Amazon: Guardians of Eden'', a 1991 video game * ''
Game of the Amazons The Game of the Amazons (in Spanish, ''El Juego de las Amazonas;'' often called Amazons for short) is a two-player abstract strategy game invented in 1988 by Walter Zamkauskas of Argentina.. The game is played by moving pieces and blocking the op ...
'', a board game


* ''Amazons'' (novel), a 1980 novel co-written by Don DeLillo, published under the pseudonym Cleo Birdwell * '' Amazons!'', a fantasy anthology edited by Jessica Amanda Salmonson * ''Swallows and Amazons'' series, a series of twelve children's books by Arthur Ransome * ''The Amazon'' (novella), by Nikolai Leskov * ''The Amazons'' (play), by Arthur Wing Pinero


* The Amazons (band), a British indie band from Reading, Berkshire

Military units

* Amazonian Guard, or "the Amazons", a bodyguard unit of Muammar Gaddafi * Amazons Company, a Greek ceremonial female battalion *
Dahomey Amazons The Dahomey Mino ( Fon: Agojie, Agoji, Mino, or Minon) were a Fon all-female military regiment of the Kingdom of Dahomey (in today's Benin, West Africa) that existed from the 17th century until the late 19th century. They are one of the few do ...
, a Fon regiment


* Amazon Bookstore Cooperative, a former feminist bookstore * Amazonen-Werke, a German agricultural machinery manufacturer * Los Angeles Amazons, an American football team * Takembeng, or les Amazones des SDF, a women's social movement in Cameroon


Land vehicles

* Amazon (automobile), a 1920s British cyclecar * ''Amazon'', a GWR 3031 Class locomotive operating 1892–1908 * ''Amazon'', a
GWR Iron Duke Class The Great Western Railway Iron Duke Class 4-2-2 was a class of broad gauge steam locomotives for express passenger train work. History The prototype locomotive, ''Great Western'', was built as a 2-2-2 locomotive in April 1846, but was soon ...
locomotive operating 1851–1877 * Volvo Amazon, a 1956–1970 mid-size car


* ''Amazon'' (1780 ship), launched in France in 1775 under another name * ''Amazon'' (brigantine), a Canadian brigantine launched 1861 * ''Amazon'' (yacht), a British screw schooner built 1885 * ''Amazon''-class frigate, four classes of frigate of the British Royal Navy * ''Amazon''-class sloop, of the British Royal Navy * French submarine ''Amazone'' (1916), an Armide-class diesel-electric attack submarine * HMS ''Amazon'', nine ships of the Royal Navy * RMS ''Amazon'', two ships of the Royal Mail Steam Packet Company * SMS ''Amazone'' (1843), a 3-masted sail corvette of the Prussian Navy * SMS ''Amazone'', a 1900 2,700 ton ''Gazelle''-class light cruiser * USS ''Amazon'' (1861), a US Navy bark

Other uses

* Amazon (color), a variant of jungle green *
Amazon parrot Amazon parrots are parrots in the genus ''Amazona''. They are medium-sized, short-tailed parrots native to the Americas, with their range extending from South America to Mexico and the Caribbean. ''Amazona'' is one of the 92 genera of parrots ...

See also

* * * Amason (disambiguation) * Amazonas (disambiguation) * Amazonia (disambiguation) * Amazonian (disambiguation) * '' Amazonka'', a 2008 album by Ruslana * Amyzon (disambiguation) * Amazonis Planitia {{disambiguation, ship, geo