"Thalestris at the head of her Amazons "

According to the ancient Greek myths, Queen Thalestris of the Amazons brought 300 women to Alexander the Great, with plans to breed a great race.  According to legend, she stayed with the Macedonian king for 13 days and nights in the hope that the great warrior would father a daughter by her. The truth of the tale is disputed by ancient biographers, and has been rejected by modern scholars as myth.