< 576 BCE >
Hippolyta is betrayed by Ares, who tricks Hercules in to making war on the Amazons and raping Hippolyta. They are taken as slaves, but freed from their chains by the Goddesses in exchange for their pledge not to seek vengeance. The Amazons attacked their captors despite their vow, & Antiope, Hippolyta's sister, is influenced by Ares and leads a small army of Amazons including Artemis against Athens. The gods turn their army to stone. Hippolyta's remaining Amazons are granted a new island home, but are tasked with protecting Doom's Doorway.
Circe is among the Amazons that follow Hippolyta, joining her on Themyscera. She uses her sorcery to build the earliest foundations of Amazonian Magic.