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Alcmene (Alcmena)

Alcmene was a mortal who caught the eye of a god and gave birth to Hercules (Herakles).

Alcmene and Amphitryon were the parents of Hercules. Read more about Alcmene.

Legendary Greek Mothers
Mortal mothers of legendary heroes -- including Hercules' mother Alcmene -- had important (if lesser) roles in the ancient Greek epics of Homer and drama of the tragedians Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides.

Rhadamanthys was the second husband of Alcmene.

Carlos Parada's page on the mother of Hercules, Alcmena. Alcmena mated with three men, her first husband Amphitryon, Zeus (she was Zeus' last mortal woman), and Rhadamanthys, the son of Zeus and Europa. Alcmena ordered the execution of her son's nemesis Eurystheus and lived to old age.

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