Antiopi meaning and name origin
Derived from the Greek elements αντιος (antios) “set against” and οψ (ops) “voice”. In Greek myth she was a daughter of Ares and queen of the Amazons. She was kidnapped and married by Theseus.
In Greek mythology, Antiope (/ænˈtaɪ.əpiː/; Greek: Ἀντιόπη) was an Amazon, daughter of Ares and sister to Melanippe and Hippolyte and possibly Orithyia, queens of the Amazons,. She was the wife of Theseus, and the only Amazon known to have married. There are various accounts of the manner in which Theseus became possessed of her, and of her subsequent fortunes.
In one version, during Heracles' ninth labor, which was to obtain the Girdle of Hippolyte, when he captured the Amazons' capital of Themiscyra, his companion Theseus, king of Athens, abducted Antiope and brought her to his home (or she was captured by Heracles and then given by him to Theseus). According to Pausanias, Antiope fell in love with Theseus and betrayed the Amazons of her own free will. They were eventually married and she gave birth to a son, Hippolytus, who was named after Antiope's sister. Soon after, the Amazons attacked Athens in an attempt to rescue Antiope and to take back Hippolyte's girdle; however, in a battle near the hill of Ares they were defeated. During this conflict, known as the Attic War, Antiope was accidentally shot dead by an Amazon named Molpadia, who, in her turn, was then killed by Theseus. Tombs of both Antiope and Molpadia were shown in Athens.
According to some sources, the cause for the Amazons' attack on Athens was the fact that Theseus had abandoned Antiope and planned to marry Phaedra. Antiope was furious about this and decided to attack them on their wedding day. She promised to kill every person in attendance; however, she was slain instead by Theseus himself, fulfilling an oracle's prophecy to that effect. Ovid mentions that Theseus killed Antiope despite the fact that she was pregnant.
Antiopi has a deep inner desire to create and express herself, often in public speaking, acting, writing or singing. They also yearn to have beauty around them in their home and work environment.is a very dependable and reliable person.
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Antiopi came to live at the sanctuary beginning of October 2015. Blind in her left eye and suffered a stroke causing her tongue to hang on one side making chewing very difficult. Owned for many years by a known abuser who starved and beat her for years.. it will take time & patience but already Antiopi's sores are healing well, she is enjoying her food & occasional cuddles still being nervous of touch.
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