Clytemnestra

Clytemnestra

[klahy-tuhm-nes-truh]
noun Classical Mythology.
the daughter of Tyndareus and Leda, the wife of Agamemnon, and the mother of Orestes, Electra, and Iphigenia. She killed Agamemnon and was herself killed, along with her lover, Aegisthus, by Orestes.
Also, Clytaemnesra.
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Clytemnestra or Clytaemnestra (ˌklaɪtɪmˈnɛstrə)
 
n
Greek myth the wife of Agamemnon, whom she killed on his return from the Trojan War
 
Clytaemnestra or Clytaemnestra
 
n

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clytemnestra

in Greek legend, a daughter of Leda and Tyndareus and wife of Agamemnon, commander of the Greek forces in the Trojan War. She took Aegisthus as her lover while Agamemnon was away at war. Upon his return, Clytemnestra and Aegisthus murdered Agamemnon. Clytemnestra was then killed by her son, Orestes, with the help of his sister Electra, in revenge for his father's murder.

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