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(Ἠλέκτρα; Ēléktra).

[German version]

[1] Daughter of Oceanus and Tethys

The daughter of  Oceanus and  Tethys; wife of Thaumas, mother of  Iris and the  harpies Aello and Ocypete (Hes. Theog. 265ff.; 349; Hom. H. 2,418; Apollod. 1,10).

[German version]

[2] Daughter of Danaus and the Naiad Polyxo

The daughter of  Danaus and the Naiad Polyxo (Apollod. 2,19; Hyg. Fab. 170).

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Harder, Ruth Elisabeth (Zürich), “Electra”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 27 March 2023 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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