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Penthesilea

Penthesilea (pĕnˌthĕsəlēˈə) [key], in Greek mythology, an Amazon queen. In the Trojan War, she led a troop of Amazons against the Greeks. She was killed by Achilles, who then fell in love with her dead body.

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