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Aerope

by Micha F. Lindemans

The daughter of Catreus, who banished her from Crete. She married Atreus and by him became the mother of Agamemnon and Menelaus. She committed adultery with his brother Thyestes and gave him the golden lamb through which he would became the legal ruler of Mycenae. Atreus managed to prevent this from happening.


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  • Also known as:
    Aërope

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