Penthesilea

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Penthesilea

(pĕn'thĕsəlē`ə), in Greek mythology, an Amazon queen. In the Trojan War, she led a troop of Amazons against the Greeks. She was killed by Achilles, who then fell in love with her dead body.
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For Lewis to relate Davidman to Penthesileia (her name means "mourned by the people"), the Queen of Amazons who led her troops in support of Priam during the battle of Troy, and Camilla, who in the Aeneid aids her ally King Turnus against Aeneas and the Trojans, suggests not only his deep love for her but also his admiration of her invincible spirit and courage as she battled the cancer that eventually took her life.