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Can you name the missing figure in these pairs of lovers from classical mythology?

Featured Feb 9, 2011

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AgamemnonWhile Agamemnon was away fighting in the Trojan War, his wife cheats on him with Aegisthus, and together they plot to murder Agamemnon when he returns home.
EndymionShe loved Endymion so much that she asked Zeus to place him in an eternal sleep so that he would attain eternal youth.
Hades/PlutoShe was abducted by Hades to become his queen, sending her mother Demeter into a desparate search. She was tricked into eating pomegranate seeds, forcing her to return to the underworld every year.
Zeus/JupiterThis handsome boy was abducted by Zeus, who was in the form of an eagle, to become a cup-bearer for the gods.
PerseusShe was offered up as a sacrifice to Poseidon, but Perseus spots her while returning home after slaying Medusa and rescues her.
Aphrodite/VenusAphrodite's husband Hephaestus caught wind of their illicit relationship, and devised a trap to catch them in the act.
ParisHer forbidden love and elopement with Paris is famously said to have instigated the Trojan War.
DidoDido meets him while fleeing a storm and falls in love with him, but he is tasked by the gods to leave and abandons her. His descendants would ultimately found the city of Rome.
PygmalionPygmalion crafted an ivory statue of a woman and fell deeply in love with it. Aphrodite answered his prayers and animated the statue into a living human.
OdysseusShe cleverly avoids the advances of various suitors while faithfully awaiting her husband Odysseus' return from the Trojan War.
PyrrhaThis husband and wife couple were the only humans to survive The Great Flood unleashed by Zeus, who was greatly offended by Lycaon's human sacrifice.
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ApolloAn errant gust of wind caused Apollo's discus to strike him in the head. Red and white flowers sprouted from his spilled blood.
CeyxThis couple called themselves 'Zeus and Hera', angering Zeus, who struck down Ceyx while he was at sea. Upon hearing this news, she threw herself into the ocean. Both were transformed into birds.
NarcissusHer unrequited love with Narcissus caused her to waste away until only her voice remained, while Narcissus met a similar fate after falling in love with his own reflection.
HeroHe would swim across the Hellespont each night to be with Hero, guided by a light she left outside. One stormy night the light was blown out and he drowned, causing Hero to throw herself into the sea.
AtalantaAtalanta declared that she would only offer her hand in marriage to a man who could beat her in a footrace. This man won by distracting Atalanta during the race with one of the Golden Apples of Hesperides.
PsycheHis mother, Venus, was jealous of Psyche's beauty and tasked her to go through impossible trials. To free her, he asked Jupiter to grant him Psyche's hand in marriage and make her immortal.
OrpheusOrpheus' mastery of the lyre persuaded Hades to allow him to return his wife to the land of the living on the condition that he not turn back to look at her until she was out of the underworld.
JocastaJocasta falls in love with this man, unaware that he was really her son and that he had killed her previous husband, fulfilling the oracle's prophecy.
Eos/Aurora (dawn)This Trojan prince was abducted by Eos, who asked Zeus to grant him immortality. However, she didn't ask for eternal youth, and the prince eventually shrivelled up of old age and became a cicada.
ThisbeThese two lovers were forbidden to see each other by their parents, so they conspired to meet in secret under a mulberry tree. A tragic misunderstanding caused both to commit suicide there.
ProcrisProcris, worried that her lover was still meeting with Aurora, spied on him from the bushes. He mistakes a sound in the bushes as a wild animal and launches his javelin, killing Procris.

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