History of Electra Greek Goddess
Greek Goddess Electra was born to King Agamemnon and Queen Clytemnestra. She was crowned princess of Argos. Argos is a city in Argolis, a territory belonging to Greece. Electra had two sisters named Iphigeneia and Chrysothemis, and one brother named Orestes. One story says that Iphigeneia was killed as a sacrifice so that goddess Artemis was able to sail his ships to Troy. In other versions, Artemis saved her.
Death of her father
Electra was missing when her father, King Agamemnon, returned from the Trojan War.
The Trojan War was a fight between Troy and Achaeans. The city of Troy declared war against Achaeans (Greeks) after Menelaus, king of Sparta, took Paris. King Agamemnon came back from the Trojan war with Trojan princess Cassandra by his side. Cassandra and Agamemnon had two young boys.
King Agamemnon’s victories during the Trojan War were short lived as he and Cassandra were killed by Clytemnestra herself, her partner Aegisthus or both. Clytemnestra was mad at her husband for allowing their eldest daughter to be a human sacrifice so that Artemis was able to get his ships into the Trojan war.
In psychology, the Electra complex is named after the Greek Goddess Electra. The Electra Complex says that a young girl decides to compete with her mother for the love of her father. The term “Electra Complex” dates back to stories with the Greek mythological character Electra, who teamed up with her brother Orestes to kill her mother and stepfather as an act of revenge for the death of her real father.
Psychiatrist and psychoanalyst Carl Jung coined the term “Electra complex”.
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