Alcestis

[ al-ses-tis ]
/ ælˈsɛs tɪs /

noun

Also Alkestis. Classical Mythology. the wife of Admetus who gave up her life in order that the Fates might save the life of Admetus and later was brought back from Hades by Hercules.
(italics) a tragedy (438 b.c.) by Euripides.

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Alcestis
/ (ælˈsɛstɪs) /

noun

Greek myth the wife of king Admetus of Thessaly. To save his life, she died in his place, but was rescued from Hades by Hercules
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