She seceeded Penthesilea as Queen of the Amazons. Antianara is one of the few Amazons to give some evidence that men may have been a part of Amazon society but were crippled by their mothers as babies (no different from the binding of womens' feet in Chinese society). It was believed in this society that the strength denied in an arm or leg was transffered to the penis. When reproached for this practice, Antianara simply replied, "the lame best perform the acts of love".