Clytemnestra

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(Greek mythology) wife of Agamemnon who had him murdered when he returned from the Trojan War

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Michael Cacoyannis' Electra (1962) has a blonde Clytaemnestra, (but Electra, played by Irene Papas, is dark-haired), his Helen in The Trojan Women (1971) played by Irene Papas is dark-haired.
Admission is free and some of the bands playing are Armory, Graveheart, The Accursed, Nocturnum and The Pathos of Clytaemnestra.
50) Achilles and Agamemnon might clash over the prize of a playmate, but they were respectably married, to Deidameia and Clytaemnestra respectively, and had sons by them, but Alexander had not married before he left Macedon, and there was no all Macedonian heir.
Paris and Helen, Agamemnon and Clytaemnestra, Achilles, Odysseus and Hector are skilfully rejuvenated in this startlingly contemporary drama of the passions.
In this sonnet Zeus, taking the form of a swan, rapes the mortal girl Leda with the result that she hatches two eggs, one containing Clytaemnestra (the murderer of her own husband Agamemnon), the other containing Helen of Troy--both women who would figure spectacularly in the tragic history of the Trojan War:
These figures include Clytaemnestra (wife and assassin of King Agamemnon), Lady MacBeth, Che Guevara, Le Corbusier (the renowned Modern architect), Paul de Chomedey, le sieur de Maisonneuve (founder of Montreal), Rudolph Valentino and Suzy Creamcheez (a young post-punk lesbian).
The unfortunate homecoming of Agamemnon, who is killed upon arrival by his unfaithful wife Clytaemnestra and her lover Aegisthus, casts a permanent shadow over the outcome of Odysseus's return in the first part of the poem, and helps to justify Odysseus's carefully planned vengeance in the second.