, Electra and Hermes at the tomb of Agamemnon, lucanian red-figure pelike, ca. 380 ? 370 BC, Louvre (K 544)]], Frederic Leighton c.1869]]In Greek mythology, Electra (Greek:???????) was daughter of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra.Electra was absent from Mycenae when her father, King Agamemnon, returned from the Trojan War to be murdered by Aegisthus, Clytemnestra's lover, and/or by Clytemnestra herself. Aegisthus and Clytemnestra also killed Cassandra, Agamemnon's war prize, a prophet priestess of Troy. Eight years later Electra was brought from Athens with her brother, Orestes. (Odyssey, iii. 306; X. 542).According to Pindar (Pythia, xi. 25), Orestes was saved by his old nurse or by Electra, and was taken to Phanote on Mount Parnassus, where King Strophius took charge of him. In his twentieth year, Orestes was ordered by the Delphic oracle to return home and avenge his father's death.According to Aeschylus, he met Electra before the tomb of Agamemnon, where both had gone to perform rites to
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