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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There is more reason in this discourse, Alcmene, than you think.
Has not my master, Amphitryon, commanded me to come here to Alcmene his wife?
This is the chamber into which I am ushered as the messenger: this lantern is Alcmene, to whom I have to speak.
To tell you frankly, it is the husband Alcmene, who has done this wrong; it is the husband whom you must blame.
Alcmene, in the name of all the Gods, this discourse will have a strange ending!
- Greek myth the mother of Hercules by Zeus who visited her in the guise of her husband, Amphitryon
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