Greek - A priestess of Artemis. Daughter of Aegisthus and Clytemnestra. Sister of Aletes and Helen. Aegisthus became Clytemnestra's lover while her husband, Agamemnon, was fighting at Troy. Orestes, son of Agamemnon, killed her parents and was tried for murder. When he was acquitted at his second trial, Erigone hanged herself. In some accounts, she was carried off by Artemis, whose priestess she became, to save her from the sword of Orestes; in others she became the second wife of Orestes and bore a son, Penthilus. Also commonly called Erigone.
Greek - A harvest-goddess. Daughter of Icarius. Her father was killed by shepherds who, drunk on the wine he gave them, thought he had bewitched them. Erigone was led to his grave by the dog, Maera, and hanged herself there. On occassion, called Erigone.

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