Alcestis

Greek - Daughter of Pelias and Anaxibia. Wife of Admetus. Mother of Eumelus, Hippasus and Perimele. She refused to take any part when her two sisters, Evadne and Amphinome, killed and dismembered their father when they were bewitched by Medea. Admetus won her hand when, with the help of Apollo, he drove a chariot to which were yoked a boar and a lion. She poisoned herself to save her husband's life and was rescued from Hades by Heracles, who wrestled with Death himself and made him give her up. Another version says she was saved by the mercy of Persephone. In some references, called Alcestis, Alceste, Alceste, Alcestis, Alkestis, Alkestis or Alcestis.
Greek - A play by Euripides telling of her sacrifice to save her. Husband Admetus. Sometimes known as Alcestis, Alceste, Alceste, Alcestis, Alkestis, Alkestis or Alcestis.

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