Most honoured Myrine was not the first Amazon Queen, but she was the
first Queen of the Amazons, or perhaps more accurately, the first Amazon
She lived at a pivotal time in Earth's history. The Age
of Bronze was ending and the terrible Age of Iron, or Kali Yuga, was
about to begin.
Chaos prevailed among many of the peoples of the
Earth. In many lands the True Faith of Our Mother God was giving place
to patriarchal cults in which the mascûli invented "gods" in their own
To understand the full horror of these impious cults, one
must realise that they were not like later mascûlic religions, in which
the True Faith and Ancient Wisdom were subtly and carefully incorporated
into new patriarchal forms to create valid (if imperfect) new
approaches to God.
In many cases they were violent and crude
revolts against the Golden Order by profane usurpers who were little
more than what today would be called gangsters.
Many of the
semi-matriarchal states were reaping the bitter harvest of their
dalliance with male power and male godlings. The "pets" and "consorts"
were cutting the throats of their mistresses in one nation after
another. The true character of male violence was at last revealed for
what it really was.
For the first time humans were killing other
humans, burnings and tortures - things undreamed of in the most terrible
of nightmares - were becoming instruments of power. A dark new order
(or counter-order) seemed poised to engulf the Earth.
hour of the dark new order had in a sense arrived: but the time of its
dominance over the world was not yet at hand. And in the balance of that
time of transition, Myrine, the first Queen of the Amazons was to play a
very large and quite extraordinary role.
these knowledge lectures, we have so far been considering the history
of Telluria purely from the Tellurian perspective. But a great shift,
such as that which was taking place in the closing centuries of the Age
of Bronze, does not affect only the world or the plane of being in which
it takes place. It creates a shift in the psychic balance of the
surrounding cosmos - "surrounding" indicating not so much a physical
proximity as a shared Cyclical modality.
As the Historical Cycle
wore on, a dark force was gaining strength in all these worlds. A force
which on some planes represented itself as mascûlic.
Motherlands, of course, mascûli did not exist. Our troubles were (as
they are yet) with outland demons and even inland demons, but never with
creatures that had insinuated themselves into the very structure of our
lives and civilisation.
The disruption of the psychic balance
created by the nascent Tellurian patriarchal revolution caused
considerable problems in the Motherlands and, for what may well have
been the first time, intervention was considered necessary.
precise form of this intervention is not known. This was a time before
the first noble ancestress of our present Empress, before our current
world-era, and in our own Age of Bronze.
However it is known that
there was some connection between the Motherlands and the first Queen of
the Amazons. Was she the first "exile" from our lands to be deployed in
Telluria? We cannot say, but certainly she was given every subtle
support that the Motherlands could afford her - and in that age subtle
support was not so slight a matter as it has since become.
form that support took, again we cannot say, but whatever it was it does
not detract from the sheer genius of this great Queen of the Amazons,
great strategist and great Empress.
It can be hard at times to
identify the first Queen of the Amazons, since for a long time her
successors were also called Myrine (even as Roman emperors were called
Caesar after the first one - even down to the Kaisers and Czars of
However, some things we know for certain were the
work of the first Queen of the Amazons: that, from her island base,
named Hesperis, off north-west Africa, she formed a confederation of
Amazons and of those shizomorphs who remained loyal to the Old Ways and
reversed the patriarchal revolution in much of the Mediterranean area.
She raised a confederated army of a size hitherto unknown and deployed
the first cavalry known on earth.
While her campaigns in the
Mediterranean were important, her most significant achievement was the
subduing of the Empire of Atlantis. Atlantis had been the primary centre
of civilisation in the Bronze Age (and its final destruction marked the
end of that Age), but had become pray to some of the worst and most
decadent tendencies of the New Darkness.
Myrine, the first Queen
of the Amazons, subdued the Atlantean Empire and obtained an
unconditional surrender. She replaced its corrupt rulers with a feminine
schizomorph dynasty loyal to Dea and the Golden Order and founded a
city on the continent named, after herself, Myrine, which until near the
end was a home to Western Amazons and a deterrent to revolutionary
forces both within and without the continent.
history of the Amazons, as told in Telluria, is told by their enemies
and from a time after their fall. It is therefore told as a tale of
But the history of the Amazons is not one of failure any
more than the history of any person or civilisation that is not immortal
is a tale of failure. Death comes to all in the end.
history of the Amazons is the tale of a mighty people who rolled back
the tide of history and stopped the bloody revolution of the patriarch
in its tracks; they governed an Empire for centuries of a kind the world
has not seen before or since, and when they were finally submerged in
the flood-tide of Iron-Age patriarchy, they had actually changed the
face of their enemies; and, for all the cruelty and violence of the new
mascûl Empires, instead of a demon-worshipping horde, there was a path
for the Higher Religions of the Patriarchy.
And if these were not
as high as the Highest Religion of all, the Faith of Our Mother God,
they certainly saved humanity from a descent into the sub-human realms.
all of this was achieved by Queen Myrine herself, but none of it could
have happened but for the truly remarkable achievements of the first
Queen of the Amazons.