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Questions about amazonian archery

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Floating teetH, Jan 23, 2005.

  1. I've heard it claimed several times before that amazonian women had to remove their left breast so that it wouldn't get in the way when they were hunting w/ bow+arrow. I was thinking about this, and then I thought, 'wait a tic, that seems like it would be totally pointless.'

    Can you see through your nipples?

    Seriously, when shooting a bow, you hold it up to where you can look along the shaft of the arrow to aim. Imagine holding a bow, drawing the arrow back.....now try doing it and pull the arrow where your breasts are/would be and you'll see that it would be totally impossible to aim that way.

    Only thing I can think of is that they need to shoot down for some reason. I guess then it would make some sense, but still.... :confused:
  2. Marlat


    Sep 17, 2002
    London UK
    Well if its a long bow of some sort, the string may still rush pass your breast even if the shaft of the arrow is at eye level. (I assume ones body is turned towards the bow thus exposing your left breast (for a right hander).

    Now this probably isnt a big deal if you are wearing armour or a thick leather vest, but if you are naked I can see the potential for some pretty traumatic injuries if you happen to have pertruding mammary glands.

    However im not prepared to google this topic at work because I can imagine googling "breasts and amazon" are going to bring up some hairy sites!
  3. yeah, pornography w/ one-breasted women.......

    I guess the longbow thing, plus maybe hunting from trees....but since they may very well never have existed to begin with, I doubt I'll lose any sleep.

    I was thinking about this because some friends of mine have been working w/ Burnie Cyrus on New Orlean After Midnight as well as a T&A type project called 'Cajun Amazons.' I brought up that they weren't really like amazons for this reason.