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Helen
Most beautiful of all women, daughter of Zeus and Leda.
Clytemnestra
Sister of Helen and unfaithful wife of Agamemnon.
Cassandra
Princess of Troy and priestess of Athena cursed to see the future but never to be believed.
Iphigenia
Daughter of Agamemnon sacrificed to Artemis.
Electra
Daughter of Agamemnon plotting revenge with Orestes against their mother Clytemnestra.
Hermione
Daughter of Menelaus and Helen, wife of Neoptolemos and later Orestes.
Penelope
Loyal wife of Odysseus.
Cassiopeia
Beautiful and arrogant queen of Aethiopia.
Andromeda
Beautiful princess saved by her future husband Perseus from a sea monster.
Ariadne
Daughter of Minos helping Theseus in the labyrinth with a ball of thread.
Europa
Phoenician woman abducted by Zeus in the shape of a bull.
Atalanta
Fleet-footed virgin heroine who participated in the Calydonian Boar hunt.
Medea
Killed her own children to punish her husband Jason for his infidelity.
Arachne
Skilled weaver, transformed by Athena into a spider for her blasphemy.
Pandora
The first woman on Earth. Crafted by Hephaestus out of clay.
Antigone
Daughter of Oedipus and Oedipus' mother Jocasta.
Hippodamia
Wife of Pirithous at whose wedding the Centauromachy occurred.
Pasiphaë
Wife of Minos, mother of the Minotaur and Ariadne
Pyrrha
Only survivor of the deluge ending the Bronze Age together with her husband Deucalion
Io
Nymph of Hera and lover of Zeus transformed into a heifer to escape Hera's revenge
Leda
Mother of Helen and Pollux (by Zeus) and Clytemnestra and Castor (by her husband Tyndareos).