The Xena Scrolls were discovered in Macedonia circa 1941 by Dr.
Janice Covington, archaeologist, adventurer and Melinda Pappas,
scholar, translator of ancient texts. The Scrolls, written by
Gabrielle, Bard of Potadeia, Amazon Queen, known as Xena's
sidekick and Friend, told the remarkable story of a woman warrior
- Xena: Warrior Princess.
Born in Amphipolis, in a time of ancient gods, warlords, and
kings, this young woman of humble beginnings would go on to become
the most feared and fierce warlord of her day. Known as the
"Destroyer of Nations" Xena blazed a path of terror and
destruction across ancient Greece with only one mandate: anyone
who raises a sword against her would die, except for women and
children. One day her army, against her orders, completely
destroyed a village, killing every living thing, including women
and children. The enraged Xena saved a baby that had been shielded
by it's dead mother's body. Her lieutenant, Darphus, who had taken
it upon himself to attack the village, betrayed Xena and forced
her to run a gauntlet of death. With her incredible strength and
will to live, Xena survived. She was banished but vowed revenge.
Now alone without her army Xena plotted her return. Encountering
the demi-god Hercules, Xena engaged him in combat. If she could
defeat him she could get back her army. It was not to be. Hercules
defeated Xena but instead of killing her he helped her to take the
path of goodness and justice. With his help Darphus was defeated
and Xena set out on her own journey of atonement and redemption.
Not knowing how to right the wrongs she had done during her
warlord days Xena was at the point of despair when she came upon a
village, Potidaea, being invaded by slavers. Singlehandedly
attacking and defeating them Xena met her one and only true
Friend, Gabrielle. Gabrielle offered Xena unconditional love and
acceptance, helping her to see her way to start on her path to
redemption. They had many adventures, encounted gods, warlords,
Titans. Fought with David against Goliath, helped to defeat Julius
Caesar in Britannia. Xena and Gabrielle traveled many leagues on
land and sea insearch of their destinies - all in the name of the
These Scrolls have been brought to life by Sam Raimi and Rob
Tapert in the epic TV Series: Xena: Warrior Princess. Starring
Lucy Lawless as 'Xena' and Renee O'Connor as 'Gabrielle.' The
- PatC, Historian, One of the Keepers of the Xena Scrolls,
"Xenite From The Bronx"
Raimi, S., & Tapert, R. Executive Producers. XENA: WARRIOR
PRINCESS (Television Series) Los Angeles ; Auckland, 1995-2001.
Weisbrot, R. THE OFFICIAL GUIDE TO THE XENAVERSE. (1st ed.).
New York: Doubleday, 1998.
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