Orestes (Greek myth)

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In Greek mythology, Orestes (/ɒˈrɛstz/; Ancient Greek: Ὀρέστης [oˈrestɛːs] "mountain dweller" derived either from orestias "of the mountains" or oresteros "mountainous" from oros "mountain") was the name of several figures, the most famous being Orestes, the son of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra.

Other figures named Orestes include:


  1. ^ Pseudo-Apollodorus. Bibliotheca, 1.7.3
  2. ^ Homer. Iliad, Book 5.705
  3. ^ Homer. Iliad, Book 12.139 & 193
  4. ^ Nonnus. Dionysiaca, Book 14.106ff.