Queen of the Amazons, who went with 300 women to meet Alexander the Great, under the hope of raising a race of Alexanders.
?This was no Thalestris from the fields, but a quiet domestic character from the fireside.? ?C. Bront's Shirley, chap. xxviii.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894