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Agamemnon

Agamemnon is the name of a Spartan king, the brother of Menelaus, the husband of Clytemnestra and the father of Orestes, Iphigenia, Elektra, and Chrysothemis. He led the Greeks to Troy to retrieve his brother’s wife Helen after she was abducted by ParisHe was murdered by his wife and her lover Aegisthus after his return, likely in revenge for sacrificing their daughter Iphigenia to the goddess Artemis so his ships can sail to Troy. Agamemnon means “very steadfast” or “very resolute” made up from Ancient Greek ágan (too much, very) and memnon derived from menos (mind; desire, ardor, purpose). It was also the epithet of Zeus.

Origin: Proto-Indo-European

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Variants:

  • Agamemnón (Hungarian)
  • Agamêmnon (Portuguese)
  • Agamenão (Portuguese)
  • Agamennon (Portuguese)
  • Agamenón (Spanish)

 

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