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Electra(ĭlĕk`trə), in Greek mythology. 1 Daughter of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra. After her mother and Aegisthus murdered Agamemnon, Electra, eager for revenge, longed only for the return of her brother, OrestesOrestes,
in Greek mythology, the only son of Clytemnestra and Agamemnon and brother of Electra and Iphigenia. After the slaying of Agamemnon by Clytemnestra and Aegisthus, Orestes, still a boy, was sent to live in exile.
..... Click the link for more information. . The reunion and vengeance of the brother and sister were dramatized by the three great tragedians Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides. However, only in the work of Euripides did Electra take an active part in the killing of Clytemnestra. It is said that she later married Pylades, Orestes' friend, and bore him two sons. 2 One of the Pleiades. She was the daughter of Atlas and Pleione and mother by Zeus of Dardanus, the founder of what was to become the house of Troy. According to one legend she was the lost Pleiad, disappearing in grief after the destruction of Troy. 3 A sea nymph, daughter of Oceanus and Tethys and mother by Thaumus of Iris, the rainbow, and the Harpies.
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Electra(i-lek -tră) See Pleiades.
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(17 Tauri), a star of visual stellar magnitude 3.7, located in the Pleiades, an open cluster. Its luminosity is 97 times greater than the sun’s, and its distance from the sun is 62 parsecs.
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A continuous-wave radio navigation aid that uses special radio beacons to provide a number of equisignal zones (usually 24).
A small, irregularly shaped satellite of Saturn that librates about the leading Lagrangian point of Dione's orbit.
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bore great, passionate love for father, Agamemnon. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 92; Gk. Lit.: Electra, Orestes]
incited brother, Orestes, to kill their mother and her lover. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 92; Gk. Lit.: Electra, Orestes]
wreaks vengeance on her father’s murderers. [Gk. Lit.: Electra]
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