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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Alkmene let the pen fall, and looked up at the king intently.
"Yes, Alkmene is the court-lady to-day, and Diana the companion," he nodded.
Profound silence reigned in the chamber for a moment, until Alkmene crept out from under the chair and again howled piteously.
Frederick was seated in his arm-chair, upon his lap Alkmene, when the crown prince entered.
Jupiter personates Amphitruo, and so gains admission to his wife, Alkmene!The Religious Experience of the Roman People
W. Warde Fowler
- Greek myth the mother of Hercules by Zeus who visited her in the guise of her husband, Amphitryon
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