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(130) Elektra

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Discovered 1873 Feb. 17 by C. H. F. Peters at Clinton.

There are several meanings known in classical mythology. After Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides, Electra was the daughter of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra {see, respectively, planets  (911) and  (179)} and sister of Orestes, Iphigenia {see planet  (112)}, and Chrysothemis

{see planet  (637)}. Electra incited her brother Orestes to avenge their father’s murder by killing their mother and her lover Aegisthus. (Z 92)

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