Aegisthus

[ ee-jis-thuh s ]
/ iˈdʒɪs θəs /

noun Classical Mythology.

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

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Aegisthus
/ (iːˈdʒɪsθəs) /

noun

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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