A mythical queen of the Amazons.
In the tenth year of the Trojan War, Penthesileia comes to the aid of Priam to fight the much-hated Greeks. The Amazons inflict great damage upon the Greek warriors. During the rage of Achilles, Penthesileia is killed as they flee back towards Troy. At this point, the Amazons apparently returned to Thrace, as they are not mentioned again in the story.