Saturday, March 15, 2008

Wonder Woman

When I was 8 I dressed up as Wonder Woman for a school party. I was in Love with WW. I have the wonder woman dolls, the wonder woman t-shirt and the Wonder Woman attitude.

WW hit fame as a superhero fashion pop-icon in the 70's & 80's. If running around in a red and blue swim suit with a golden lasso and bullet proof armwrists is all you can remember, let me fill in some blanks.

Wonder Woman began her career as a fictional comic character created back in 1941. Princess Diana was her true name and she belonged to a tribe of Amazons, (from the Amazons of Greek mythology). Her mother was Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons.

Diana left her world, under the instruction of Aphrodite 'to enter the Man's World and fight the evil of the Nazi' (circa 1940's). She arrives bearing several gifts from the Olympian Gods - the Golden Lasso of Truth from the Golden Girdle of Gaea - and Bullet Proof Bracelets from the shield Aegis. Named Wonder Woman - beautiful as Aphrodite, wise as Athena, swifter than Hermes, and stronger than Hercules, our heroine came incognito as nurse Lt Diana Prince.

Wonder Woman was intelligent, courageous, beautiful and possessing magical healing powers of her 'Purple Ray', capable of nursing man to health.

In honour of this influential character I leave you with the words of her theme song....

Wonder Woman!
Wonder Woman!

All the world is waiting for you
and the power you possess
In your satin tights
fighting for your rights
And the old red white and blue

Wonder Woman!
Wonder Woman!

Now the world is ready for you
and the wonders you can do
Make a hawk a dove
stop a war with love
Make a liar tell the truth

Wonder Woman!
Get us out from under, Wonder Woman

All our hopes are pinned upon you
and the magic that you do
Stop a bullet cold
make the axis fold
change their minds and change the world

Wonder Woman!
Wonder Woman!

You're a wonder, Wonder Woman!

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