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Who was Iphigenia?

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Briefly: She was the daughter of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra. Agamemnon sacrificed her to ensure safe passage for him and his crew to Troy. In some myths, this resulted in Clytemnestra's revenge by killing her husband.

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Iphigenia was Agamemnon and Clytemnestra's daughter who was sacrificed to appease Artemis. She was the sister of Electra and Orestes. In some stories, she was sacrificed, and in others, it was said that Artemis brought her to the land of the Taurians, where she was eventually rescued by her brother, Orestes, and his friend Pylades.

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Ηer father Agamemnon sacrificed her in order to come a fair wind and leave Troy with his fleet.

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