Definitions for "Clytemnestra"
(Greek mythology) wife of Agamemnon who had him murdered when he returned from the Trojan War
In myth, the wife of Agamemnon and murderer of Cassandra.
Clytemnestra (Eng. // Greek: Klytaimnéstra, "praiseworthy wooing") was the wife of Agamemnon, king of the Ancient Greek kingdom of Mycenae or Argos. She was the daughter of Tyndareus and Leda and mother of Iphigeneia, Orestes, Chrysothemis and Electra. In Greek mythology, she was also believed to have been born of a union between Zeus and Leda, the former having wooed the latter in the guise of a swan.