Yevem Archila (Chief
Willow Kantious was born in Eire of the Laca (princess) of her
Tribe. Because she was born in defiance of the Latra’s wishes,
her mother left to give birth alone. She was not allowed to have
the Rite of Caste passed to her because of her mother’s actions.
As Willow grew up in the Tribe, she was a quick study and
learned faster than other girls older than she. She learned the
Amazon art of fighting with various weapons; though her favorite
was the staff, which she wielded with masterful skill and had
employed on her Tribe’s behalf in several skirmishes. Since she
was a fast learner, she was also learning the art of herbs and
spices; when she wasn’t busy playing practical jokes.
She was treated with a certain respect by the members of the
Tribe with the exception of Sinead, who was the Captain of the
Latra’s Guard. Sinead had long been jealous of Willow’s mother
and did what she could to make the young girl’s life miserable.
By the time she was seventeen, Willow was one of the best
fighters in the Tribe. That was when the Vikings attacked her
Village. Willow and her niece, Elaka, fled onto a warship which
was moored nearby and set sail as they watched their Village burn.
As the night grew deeper, a storm set in and they were shifted off
course. They landed in Britannia and traveled across to Gaul where
she left her niece with another tribe and then found her way to
Themiscyra with a promise to one day return.
Willow is a woman of medium height with greenish-blue eyes and
russet hair. She loves to swim, climb, sew, fish, and fight. She
enjoys training with her staff and playing with children. She
frequently gets into trouble for her wicked sense of humor. When
she is resting, she likes to read and sing or dance. Her totems
the white Bengal tiger and the falcon
Willow's favorite weapons are the staff and the sword. Her
roomates are Cypress and Kiarna. She rides a chestnut mare named
23 June 2003