[ ih-lek-truh ]
/ ɪˈlɛk trə /


Also Elektra. Classical Mythology. the daughter of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra who incited her brother Orestes to kill Clytemnestra and her lover Aegisthus.
Astronomy. one of the six visible stars in the Pleiades.
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/ (ɪˈlɛktrə) /


Greek myth the daughter of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra. She persuaded her brother Orestes to avenge their father by killing his murderess Clytemnestra and her lover Aegisthus
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Cultural definitions for electra


In classical mythology, a daughter of Agamemnon. To avenge his death, she helped her brother, Orestes, kill their mother and her lover.

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The “Electra complex” in psychology involves a girl's or woman's unconscious sexual feelings for her father.
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