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Alcmene

or Alkmene, Alcmena

[alk-mee-nee] /ælkˈmi ni/
noun, Classical Mythology
1.
the mother of Hercules by Zeus, who had assumed the form of Amphitryon, her husband.
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  • Athene, moved with compassion, carried him to Alcmene, and entreated her kind offices on behalf of the poor little foundling.

  • This is the chamber into which I am ushered as the messenger: this lantern is Alcmene, to whom I have to speak.

    Amphitryon Moliere
  • There is more reason in this discourse, Alcmene, than you think.

    Amphitryon Moliere
  • Has not my master, Amphitryon, commanded me to come here to Alcmene his wife?

    Amphitryon Moliere
  • Alcmene, in the name of all the Gods, this discourse will have a strange ending!

    Amphitryon Moliere
  • What has my heart done to you, Alcmene, that I should be looked upon as such a monster?

    Amphitryon Moliere
  • No, Alcmene, time is measured in such cases by one's impatience; you count the moments of absence as one who does not love.

    Amphitryon Moliere
  • To tell you frankly, it is the husband Alcmene, who has done this wrong; it is the husband whom you must blame.

    Amphitryon Moliere
  • Heracles (whose world-renowned exploits will be related among the legends) was the son of Alcmene and Zeus.

  • Hercules, the hero of strength and courage, was the son of Jupiter and Alcmene.

British Dictionary definitions for Alcmene

Alcmene

/ælkˈmiːnɪ/
noun
1.
(Greek myth) the mother of Hercules by Zeus who visited her in the guise of her husband, Amphitryon
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