Amphitryon

[ am-fi-tree-uh n ]
/ æmˈfɪ tri ən /

noun Classical Mythology.

the husband of the virtuous Alcmene, whom Zeus seduced by assuming the form of Amphitryon, resulting in the birth of Hercules.

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Amphitryon
/ (æmˈfɪtrɪən) /

noun

Greek myth the grandson of Perseus and husband of Alcmene
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