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Alcmene, of Mycenae

Alcmene, of Mycenae

Female - Yes, date unknown

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  • Name Alcmene  
    Suffix of Mycenae 
    Gender Female 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
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      In «u»Greek mythology «/u», «b»Alcmene«/b» or «b»Alcmena«/b» («u»Greek «/u»: A was the mother of «u»Heracles «/u».
      «/b»Alcmene was born to «u»Electryon «/u», king of «u»Mycenae «/u» and a son of «u»Perseus «/u». Her mother was either «u»Anaxo «/u», daughter of «u»Alcaeus «/u» and «u»Astydamia «/u», or «u»Lysidice «/u», daughter of «u»Pelops «/u» and «u»Hippodameia «/u». «u»Hesiod «/u» describes Alcmene as the tallest, most beautiful woman with wisdom surpassed by no person born of mortal parents. It is said that her face and dark eyes were as charming as «u»Aphrodite's «/u», and that she honoured her husband like no woman before her.
    • (Research):«b»

      aka Alkmena (Alcmene, Leda?) of MYKENES; mortal wife of Amphitryon who was seduced by Zeus«/b»
    Person ID I61416  Glenn Cook Family
    Last Modified 26 Jul 2015 

    Father Electryon, king of Mycenae,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Anaxo of Mycenae,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F551617634  Group Sheet

    Family Amphitryon of Mycenae,   d. Yes, date unknown 
     1. Heracles of Greek Myth,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 1 May 2015 
    Family ID F551617633  Group Sheet

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    Birth of Heracles by Jean Jacques Francois Le Barbier