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Agamemnon was a king of Mycenae in Greek mythology. Together with his wife, queen Klytaimnestra, Agamemnon fathered Iphigenia and Orestes. He was also the brother of Menelaus, who reigned as King of Sparta.

Agamemnon was prominently featured in the works of Homer; the Iliad and the Odyssey. The authors Euripides and Sophokles also wrote of him.

Biography

Mythology

In most Greek mythology traditions, Agamemnon was best known for being the commander of the united Greek forces during the Trojan War in the 12th century BCE, a war fought against Troy after Menelaus' consort Helen was kidnapped by the Trojan prince Paris.[1]

When Agamemnon's ships were immobilized by the goddess Artemis on their way to Troy, Agamemnon sought to appease the goddess by sacrificing Iphigenia. However, the goddess intervened, pitying the girl and replaced her with a doe.[2]

Upon returning from the war, Agamemnon was killed by his wife's lover Aigisthos at his homecoming banquet. He was subsequently buried in a tomb connected to Mycenae nearby.[3]

Simulation

In a simulation created by the Isu Aletheia, Agamemnon's soul resided in a vault connected to the Pit of Deprivation in the Chasm of Torment in Tartaros. He met the Spartan misthios Kassandra, who was sent by Hades to recruit him as a guardian of Tartaros. After being defeated by Kassandra, Agamemnon agreed and travelled to the Gate of the Unbowed to defend it.[4]

Legacy and influence

During the Classical period, Agamemnon was referred by the Cult of Kosmos as the first servant of Kosmos, the Cult's ideal of peace through order. Because of this the Worshippers of the Bloodline sought to resurrect him.[5] However, when that failed the Sage of the Eyes of Kosmos branch, Nyx the Shadow, sought to remove all traces of Agamemnon and his lineage from the history books. This task was given especially to Midas, a Cultist active in Argolis.[6]

In addition, Agamemnon's own personal armor, which he allegedly wore during the Trojan War, was recovered by the Cult of Kosmos and split amongst the members of the Silver Vein branch. During the Peloponnesian War, the misthios Kassandra eliminated the Cultists and recovered the armor for herself.[7]

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References

  1. Assassin's Creed: Odyssey
  2. Assassin's Creed: OdysseyBoeotia: Site of Iphigenia's Sacrifice
  3. Assassin's Creed: OdysseyArgolis: Agamemnon's Tomb
  4. Assassin's Creed: OdysseyThe Fate of Atlantis: Torment of HadesThe Underworld's Fallen Guardians
  5. Assassin's Creed: OdysseyCult of Kosmos notes – Midas: Instruction for Midas
  6. Assassin's Creed: Odyssey – Cult of Kosmos notes – Nyx the Shadow: Sage Letter to Midas
  7. Assassin's Creed: OdysseyThe Silver Vein

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