a daughter of Clytemnestra and Aegisthus who hanged herself when Orestes was acquitted of the murder of her parents.
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How to use Erigone in a sentence
Erigone, guided by her faithful dog Maera, found his grave, and hanged herself on the tree.
Dionysus sent a plague on the land, and all the maidens of Athens, in a fit of madness, hanged themselves like Erigone.
The festival called Aeora (the “swing”) was subsequently instituted to propitiate Icarius and Erigone.
His daughter Erigone was led to his grave by his dog Maera, and hanged herself on the tree under which he lay.The Works of Lucian of Samosata, v. 4 | Lucian of Samosata
The spider, it appears, is an "undescribed species of Erigone," and the larvæ are probably lepidopterous.The First Landing on Wrangel Island | Irving C. Rosse