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Pronunciation : am-fih-TRY-on

(Greek Mortal) AMPHITRYON

Also known as AMPHITRION, AMPHYTRION

Son of Alcaeus the king of Tiryns. Amphitryon was a great Theban general but not particularly lucky.

Having been betrothed to Alcmene he accidentally killed her father, Electryon, which is a thought that has gone through my mind many times. After fleeing to Thebes his wife demanded he did the honorable thing and defeat her fathers bitter enemy Pterelaos or there was no way they were getting married.

It would have been nice if this is where the story ended but while Amphitryon was away being all heroic Zeus was at home having sex with his wife. He knew all about Alcmene's virtues, she would never dream of sleeping with anyone behind her fellas back, so he disguised himself as her fella and indulged in a three day sexathon, which is pretty low even by Zeus's standards.

On his return Amphitryon was a little horny himself and as he climbed aboard, Alcmene put his new found sex drive down to manly war-testosterone and twins were conceived.

Despite Eileithyia's interventions Alcmene gave birth to two sons, Iphicles and Heracles, and even though one of them could wrestle dragons and lift mountains she still has no idea that she slept around. Sshhhh ... mums the word.
Family Tree ...
Parents : Alcaeus the king of Tiryns
Spouse : Alcmene
Offspring : Iphicles
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'AMPHITRYON' - Greek entry : 26 April 2007
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