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Ἀλκμήνη). The daughter of Electryon, king of Mycenae, who promised to marry Amphitryon, provided he avenged the death of her brothers, who had been slain by the sons of Pterelaüs. Amphitryon undertook the task; but, during his absence, Zeus, in the disguise of Amphitryon, visited Alcmené, and, pretending to be her husband, related in what way he had avenged the death of her brothers. Amphitryon himself returned the next day. Alcmené became the mother of Heracles by Zeus, and of Iphicles by Amphitryon.

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