aegisthus


noun Classical Mythology.

  1. a cousin of Agamemnon who seduced Clytemnestra, Agamemnon’s wife, and was later killed by Orestes.

noun

  1. Greek myth a cousin to and the murderer of Agamemnon, whose wife Clytemnestra he had seduced. He usurped the kingship of Mycenae until Orestes, Agamemnon’s son, returned home and killed him

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