Greek Heroes and Heroines

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Iphigenia | The daughter of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra who was sacrificed to the goddess Artemis.

Jason | As leader of the Argonauts, he completed the quest for the Golden Fleece.

Jocasta | Mother of Oedipus.

Leda | Mother of the Dioscuri (Castor and Polydeuces), Helen, and Clytemnestra.

Medea | A vengeful sorceress who married and later was scorned by the hero Jason.

Meleager | He is famous for dealing the death blow to the Calydonian Boar.

Menelaus | Brother of Agamemnon and ruler of Sparta.

Nausicaa | She discovered the hero Odysseus in Homer’s Odyssey.

Neoptolemus | The son of Achilles. Neoptolemus participated in the Trojan War.

Nestor | In Homer’s Iliad, he is portrayed as a wise old man.

Odysseus | Hero of the eponymous Odyssey of Homer, and a great adventurer. Odysseus was also a king of Ithaca.

Oedipus | King of Thebes. His tragic story forms the basis for the Sophoclean trilogy.

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