Name: Amphitryon

Origin and Meaning of the Name Amphitryon

  • Meaning:
    Harassing on both sides
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    Boy
  • Pronunciation:
    (am FIT ree on)
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    In Greek mythology, Amphitryon was a king of Thebes and the husband of Alcmene. She gave birth to twin sons, Iphicles being the son of Amphitryon, and Heracles of Zeus, who had visited her during Amphitryon's absence. The name comes from the Greek words 'amphi' (on both sides) and 'truo' (I distress, harass, vex).

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