There are many myths about the Amazons. The belief that they charge into battle naked, for example, is based on work which is now considered unreliable: the tome Seriously You Guys, You Could Totally See Their Boobs.
Other false beliefs may be true tales of other, more obscure groups:
- That they have no men, growing like fruit from trees.
- That all their men are born cripples, or that male children's legs are broken at birth, or that healthy boy-children are left for the wolves and only the crippled kept.
- That they can bear no male children, and so must steal them (which is said to account for their warlike nature).
- That they are not women, but have no gender; like insects, the queen is the only true woman, and the mother of them all.