Aella was one of Hippolyta's Amazons. After Heracles came to retrieve the girdle of Hippolyte, Aella was the first to attack him. Aella was unable to harm Heracles because he was wearing the skin of the Nemean Lion and was, therefore, invulnerable. Although she put up a good fight, she was eventually killed by Heracles. She was known to have fought with a double axe.