Greek Heroes and Heroines

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Castor and Polydeuces (Castor and Pollux) | Brothers referred to as the “heavenly twins”. They are also known as the Dioscuri.

Chryseis | The “golden” daughter of a priest of Apollo.

Clytemnestra | Wife of Agamemnon.

Danae | Mother of Perseus. Her father locked her in a tower, but Zeus found her anyway.

Deianira | Wife of the hero Herakles.

Diomedes | A great Greek warrior who fought against the Trojans.

Electra | Daughter of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra.

Hector | Trojan prince who fought against the Greek hero Achilles.

Hecuba | The mother of Trojan princes, including Hector and Paris.

Helen | Wife of Menelaus. Helen was abducted by Paris, and this event contributed to the start of the Trojan War.

Herakles (Hercules) | Legendary for his strength and famous twelve labors. Herakles was the son of Zeus and Alcmene.

Hippolyta | An Amazon queen. Hippolyta was the wife of Theseus.

Hippolytus | Son of Theseus and Hippolyta. His fate his the subject of a tragedy by Euripides.

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