Name: Clytemnestra

Origin and Meaning of the Name Clytemnestra

  • Meaning:
    Noble wooing
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  • Gender:
    Girl
  • Pronunciation:
    (klye tem NESS tra)
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Miscellaneous Info for Clytemnestra

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  • Used in:
    English and Greek speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Clytemnestra is a Latinized form of the ancient Greek name Klytaimnestra. In Greek mythology Clytemnestra was the sister of Helen of Troy. She was famous for murdering her husband Agamemnon when he returned from the Trojan War. She was then killed by her own son, Orestes.

    She is featured as a sympathetic character in the 6th century B.C.'s "The Oresteia" by Aeschylus. Clytemnestra is also a character in Faulkner's " Absalom, Absalom!" in 1936

    Clytemnestra is also the name of a fine Hybrid Musk rose that forms a spreading dense bush.The semi-double flowers are a striking orange-pink in color.

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