Wonder Woman’s Outfit Design Was Inspired by the Bible
Was this iconic character inspired by that bundle of books? Let’s find out.
Wonder Woman’s origins are without a doubt based on Roman Mythology, as almost the entire DC franchise is. However, perhaps the psychologist didn’t solely extract from the greatest Empire on Earth.
What’s Been Confirmed About Her Origins
Based on analysis originally generated by a mere conjecture, this may be true. Wonder Woman’s design was inspired by verses in the bible. Let us take a closer peer at the clothing and inventory of Wonder Woman. There is no telling what William Moulton Marston envisioned while coming up with the design for her. No artist’s mind can truly be interpreted. The Romans and their neighbors often combined their religion with the doctrine from Christians in the Levant. On the other hand, there is no doubt that the main influence of Wonder Woman is based off of the Roman goddess Diana.
https://www.bustle.com/entertainment/is-wonder-woman-based-on-a-greek-goddess-the-characters-origins-are-a-little-muddled-61664 Diana is actually based off of the Roman goddess Diana who was upheld to promote similar ideas of https://greekgodsandgoddesses.net/goddesses/diana/ https://wonder-woman.fandom.com/wiki/Artemis_of_Bana-Mighdall - The character of Artemis was inducted into the Comic story-line where inspiration is 'reciprocated'. In the story, Artemis takes the position of Princess Diana after defeated her in the battle contest.She adopted her clothing style to accommodate the position. Everything from her boisterous personality to her appearance and even her fate of ending up in an Underworld to later escape is proof that Artemis has little to do with the origins of Diana. As for Artemis, she wears "a long robe reading down to her feet, a veil covering her head, and above her forehead rising the crescent of the moon." Her attributes are the bow, quiver, and arrows, or a spear, stags, and dogs. As the goddess of the moon."
In the case of Roman entities being related to or descendants of Greek ones, Artemis should have been Wonder Woman’s mother, replacing Hippolyta, the Roman goddess and queen of the Amazons.
Furthermore, it is quite obvious that the color coding and stars on her uniform were taken from the American Flag. Given the era(WW2), this makes good sense – this was also the era where women were taking large leaps for equality.
It is hard to notice at first, but with DC and it’s competitor Marvel being such ‘god-centered’ universes, I couldn’t help but remenice the two verses.
In Ephesians, chapter 6 verses 14–17 underlines Wonder Woman’s clothing.
The first verse: “Stand firm, therefore, with the belt of truth fastened around your waist, wearing the breastplate of righteousness,…”
Wonder Woman girds the Golden Lasso of Truth, and her victim is FORCED to tell the truth, simply by touching her captive with the rope.
She is never seen without that sturdy golden breastplate:
We skipped the Second Verse Earlier:
(The only close-up image I could find, yes that’s Super-girl. She borrowed her shoes)
“and having your feet shod in readiness to declare the good news of peace.”
Diana Prince is obsessed with peace and doesn’t enjoy fighting despite her physical prowess and potential anger.
Just like many other superheroes though, her desire for peace drives her to be one.
Even before battle, she is in a wide-legged stance with her shield and sword at ready. Although her gigantic shoes look like and probably are just high-heal sandals with extra armor, they are worn by HER, a SUPERHERO. Therefore, they must be special because she wears them specifically when looking to engage in a fight.
Verse 16(#3): “Besides all of this, take up the large shield of faith, with which you will be able to extinguish all the wicked one’s burning arrows.” You’ll see her with the shield when she’s about to enter a more serious battle.
Verse 17: “Also, accept the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the spirit”
She doesn’t wear a helmet necessarily, but she does have headgear that makes her look more like a warrior.
Most of the time.
She’s something else with that lasso.
“..accept….the sword of the spirit”,
She has a large silver sword, but not any: the one designed to kill the wicked God of War; Ares.
(As we saw in the movie, she ‘accepted’ the God-Killer sword as the weapon to kill Ares)
(Ares represents Satan right?)
Ultimately, all these ‘parts’ of her come together well, fitting her character. To sum things up, other than having uniqueness; she’s not special because other characters are centered around religious perspectives like Thanos, Thor, Zeus, etc..
Before you guys bombard me with negative comments on how I don’t know what I’m talking about, this is just an inference, it is simply a correlation.
Don’t make an argument about how DC and Marvel are simply for entertainment and “I shouldn’t believe in superstition” or something.
In conclusion, Wonder Woman among many other characters, could be representations of tangent non-human things, themes and/or ideas. Peradventure, she is one of the many ideas inspired by a diversity of ideas.