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Latin: Unit 16 - Characters of Greek & Roman Myth

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The son of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra and the brother of Electra and Iphigenia; he killed his mother and her lover Aegisthus to avenge the murder of Agamemnon.
A blind Theban prophet, so wise that even his ghost had its wits and was not a mere phantom; legends account variously for his wisdom and blindness; some stories hold also that he
The king of Troy at the time of its destruction by the Greeks under Agamemnon; the father of Paris and Hector and husband of Hecuba, he was slain by Neoptolemus, son of Achilles.
Father of Achilles (his marriage to Thetis set in motion the chain of events leading to the Trojan War)
Descended into Hades to retrieve his deceased bride, Eurydice; he was the greatest mortal musician
Boasted that she was a better mother than Leto (mother of Apollo and Artemis); here childred were shot down by Apollo and Artemis and she turned into a stone
Allegedly tried to seduce Hera; he was pinned to a fiery wheel in the underworld that spun unceasingly
An Ethiopian princess, she was to be sacrificed to a sea monster to appease Poseidon after her mother boasted that she was more beautiful than his Nereids. PERSEUS RESCUED HER
Was turned into a deer and devoured by his own hounds aftert he accidentally saw Artemis bathing nude in the woods
3-headed dog that guards the entrance to Hades

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