or Alk·me·ne, Alc·me·na
- the mother of Hercules by Zeus, who had assumed the form of Amphitryon, her husband.
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This is the chamber into which I am ushered as the messenger: this lantern is Alcmene, to whom I have to speak.
Has not my master, Amphitryon, commanded me to come here to Alcmene his wife?
There is more reason in this discourse, Alcmene, than you think.
Alcmene, in the name of all the Gods, this discourse will have a strange ending!
What has my heart done to you, Alcmene, that I should be looked upon as such a monster?
- Greek myth the mother of Hercules by Zeus who visited her in the guise of her husband, Amphitryon
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