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Aegisthus

(ējĭs`thəs), in Greek mythology, according to most legends the incestuous offspring of Thyestes and his daughter Pelopia. At Thyestes' behest Aegisthus revenged the murder of his brothers by killing his uncle AtreusAtreus
, in Greek mythology, the son of Pelops and the father of Agamemnon and Menelaus. He vied with his brother Thyestes for the throne of Mycenae. When Thyestes seduced Atreus' wife, Aerope, in order to attain the golden ram whose possession signified kingship, Atreus, in
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. Later, he was known as the lover of Clytemnestra and aided her in the murdering of her husband, Agamemnon. He was killed in revenge by Clytemnestra's son, Orestes.
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