Hippolyte and Hercules: Abuse, Loss, and Reclaiming of Power

Hercules’ violation of Hippolyte’s trust created in her a feeling of terrible foolishness and deep shame, which destroyed her faith in her own instincts. Only after she re-connected with Aphrodite, the embodiment of Divine Love, and thus her self-respect, could Hippolyte reclaim sovereignty over her life and her family, and rediscover the strength to break her chains and lead her sisters to freedom.

Kink in the Golden Lasso

At that time no one cared much about Wonder Woman. At least it seemed that way. But the standing-room-only lecture suggested otherwise. I told the audience how Dr. William Moulton Marston had created not just Wonder Woman, but also the lie detector and the psychological model, DISC Theory.

Learning the Legend

Every version of Wonder Woman’s origin contains certain common elements. Nearly every variation can be boiled down to this: Princess Diana is the greatest champion of the mythic Amazons, a tribe of immortal women who had abandoned Man’s World for a hidden island, where they founded an all-female utopian civilization. After proving herself the strongest and most capable among them, Diana leaves Paradise Island for Man’s World where she becomes the world’s greatest superheroine.