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Tisiphone

by Liz Gunner, Clarksville Middle School
The first meaning of the name Tisiphone is one of the Erinyes. Tisiphone was the avenger of murder. She fell in love with Cithaeron whom she killed by having a snake from her head bite him. The second meaning of the name Tisiphone is the daughter of the Alcmaeon (one of the Epigoni) and his wife Manto, she was the sister of Amphilochus. In an attack of madness, Alcmaeon left his children behind with Creon of Corinth. Jealous of Tisiphone's beauty Creon's wife sold her into slavery, with none of the involved parties realizing at first that the buyer was Tisiphone's father. When Alcmaeon later returned to Corinth to reclaim his children, he recognized his daughter and also got his son back.

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