Iphigenia

Tragic daughter of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra who was sacrificed to Artemis so that the Greeks would be able to sail off to Troy. Under the pretence that she was to be married to Achilles, Iphigenia was invited to Aulis, where the army camp was. There she was killed and the Greeks could leave. The sacrifice of Iphigenia turned Clytemnestras love for her husband turn into hate, and she revenged her daughter by killing Agamemnon on his return from Troy.

According to one version she was never slain but a deer was put in her place at the altar and Iphigenia was taken by Artemis to Tauria where she became the goddesses priestess only to be taken back to Mycenae by her brother Orestes later.


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