Modern Connections to Mythology

Jill Friesen

A brief backround

Amazon.com, is an American multi million dollar company based in Seattle, Washington. Founded in 1994 by Jeff Bezos, and launched in 1995, Amazon.com began as an online bookstore before expanding its product lines by adding DVDs, music CDs, MP3s, computer software, video games, electronics, apparel, furniture, food, toys, and more. Amazon has since established separate websites in Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, Austria, France, China, and Japan.


Amazon Women

The myth says that they were the most powerful women ever. In the ancient times, they were said to be a tribe of independent, mighty women who had rebelled against the men-dominated society. They used to live in isolate places, exclude men from their society and make wars against them. Today, we can call them as the first extreme feminists. Little is known about the legendary Amazons, most of which is taken from myths. Only a few historical facts have been discovered to prove the existence and developement of an Amazon culture. Some believe that they were just a fable told to comfort the oppresed women of the antiquity. Others say it is a fable that shows the superior of manhood, as in any battle between men and women, men seem to win. Another interesting point is that the legend of the Amazons appears in myths of many tribes. Whatever the case, the truth is that this ancient story has captivated many historians, writers, film makers and has intriqued the mind of all people.

Connection to Mythology

In greek mythology, Amazon was the race of warrior women this connects to

amazon.com because amazon ia a huge online bookstore.

People involved

Amazon.com found its voice

How the Website Found its Name

Bezos changed the name from cadabra.com to amazon.com because it sounded too much like cadaver.