Paradise Island - Mysterious Island seen on the fantasy action/adventure series WONDER WOMAN/ABC/CBS/1976-79. Located at 30 degrees 22' North, 60 degrees 47' West, Paradise Island was the home of Wonder Woman (Linda Carter) and her mother Queen Hippolyte (Carolyn Jones) who reigned over a race of super Amazonian women who derived their great strength from the prolonged exposure to a rare element known as Feminum which was unique to Paradise Island. Wonder Woman's bracelets (made of Feminum) could deflect bullets. The island's location was protected from the prying eyes of outsiders from light refracted over the island. Queen Hippolyte said of the island There are no men here. It is free of their wars and barbaric ways. We live in peace and sisterhood.  TRIVIA NOTE: The Wonder Woman character first appeared in Golden age comic books in All-Star Comics vol. 1 #8 (Winter 1941-42)  and later in the post golden age comic The Flash vol. 1 #137 (July 1963). According to the comic history, Wonder Woman was immortal as long as she remained on Paradise Island. She lost her immortality if she left the island and began to age, but slower that normal mortals. Everything that Wonder Woman is comes from the soil of the Paradise Island because Wonder Woman was created from the clay of Paradise Island when Hippolyte who longed for a child was instructed by the goddess Aphrodite to mold the image of a child from the island's clay. The clay form was imbued with life and Hippolyte named her child Diana after the Roman name for Artemis, goddess of the hunt. Wonder Woman received her immortality when she drank from Paradise Island's fountain of eternal youth. The one caveat of the island: No men allowed. Why? Well, according to legend some says that a huge tidal wave will engulf the island if men visits the island while another suggests that the God Zeus will reign down thunderbolts to blast the island to cinders, if a man ever set foot on the island. The true reason is revealed in issue No. 216 when Queen Hippolyte tells female superhero Black Canary (a.k.a. Dinah Lance) that men are forbidden on Paradise Island because any Amazon seeing a man standing on their island will instantly fall hopelessly in love with him. So much so, in fact, that they begin to fight amongst each other until the peaceful and loving Amazons are reduced to barbarians. When the Black Canary delivered her report to the Justice League, she left out the secret she learned
Her origin and her creator
William Moulton Marston was an educational consultant in 1940 for Detective Comics, Inc. (now known as DC Comics). Marston saw that the DC line was filled with images of super men such as Green Lantern, Batman, and their flagship character Superman. Seeing all these male heroes, Marston was left wondering why there was not a female hero.
Max Gaines, then head of DC Comics, was intrigued by the concept and told Marston that he could create a female comic book hero—a Wonder Woman. Marston did that, using a pen name that combined his own middle name with the middle name of Gaines: Charles Moulton. Marston reportedly based her physical appearance (including her bracelets) on his former student Olive Byrne, who lived with Marston and his wife Elizabeth in a polyamorous relationship.
Marston was the creator of the systolic blood-pressure test, which led to the creation of the polygraph (lie detector). From this work, Marston had been convinced that women were more honest and reliable than men, and could work faster and more accurately. During his lifetime, Marston championed the causes of women of the day.
In a 1943 issue of The American Scholar, Marston said:
Not even girls want to be girls so long as our feminine archetype lacks force, strength, and power. Not wanting to be girls, they don't want to be tender, submissive, peace-loving as good women are. Women's strong qualities have become despised because of their weakness. The obvious remedy is to create a feminine character with all the strength of Superman plus all the allure of a good and beautiful woman.
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