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Achilles | Greek hero of the Trojan war. Achilles was son of the sea nymph Thetis and King Peleus.

Agamemnon | King of Mycenae and key participant in the Trojan war.

Ajax | Greek warrior, second only to Achilles during the Trojan war.

Alcestis | The legendary devoted wife of Admetus who gave up her life for her husband.

Alcmene | The lovely mother of the hero Herakles.

Anchises | This mortal man was the father of the legendary hero Aeneas.

Andromache | The wife of the Trojan hero Hector.

Andromeda | The beautiful daughter of Queen Cassiopeia. Andromeda was rescued by the hero Perseus.

Antigone | Daughter of Oedipus who sacrificed herself in the name of justice and honor.

Ariadne | Daughter of King Minos. Ariadne helped Theseus to escape from the island of Crete.

Atalanta | A huntress who in many respects resembles the goddess Artemis.

Atreus | Father of Agamemnon and Menelaus.

Autolycus | This son of Hermes took after his father - he was a legendary thief.

Bellerophon | Hero who tamed the winged horse Pegasus.

Briseis | She was a captive of the hero Achilles during the Trojan War.

Cadmus | He founded the city of Thebes by sowing the teeth of a dragon.

Cassandra | She had the gift of prophecy, but her curse was that no one believed her visions of the future.

Cassiopeia | The boastful and vain mother of Andromeda.

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