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Iphigenia (died 12th century BCE) was the daughter of king Agamemnon and queen Klytaimnestra and thus a princess of Mycenae, in Greek mythology. She was also sister of Orestes.

Biography

Mythology

According to legends, Iphigenia brought back a statue of Artemis from Tauris.[1]

In the 12th century BCE, when Agamemnon's ships were immobilized by the goddess Artemis on their way to Troy during the Trojan War, Agamemnon sought to appease the goddess by sacrificing Iphigenia. However, Artemis[2] intervened, and replaced the girl with a doe.[3]

Simulation

In a simulation created by the Isu Aletheia, Iphigenia was one of the overseers of Persephone, stationed in a complex in Elysium.[4]

Iphigenia was later hunted down by the misthios Kassandra as part of her quest to eliminate Persephone's influence. Kassandra also recovered a battlaxe from Iphigenia's body which was said to be given to her by Klytaimnestra.[4]

Legacy and influence

By the 5th century BCE, the Site of Iphigenia's Sacrifice within the Cursed Land of Oedipous in Boetia was still standing, a deer's corpse on the altar when the Spartan misthios Kassandra visited it.[3] The Statue of Artemis that Iphigenia had reportedly taken from Tauris was also still standing in Attika by this time too.[1]

Appearances

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Assassin's Creed: OdysseyAttika: Statue of Artemis Tauropolos
  2. Assassin's Creed: OdysseyThe Fate of Atlantis: Fields of Elysium
  3. 3.0 3.1 Assassin's Creed: OdysseyBoeotia: Site of Iphigenia's Sacrifice
  4. 4.0 4.1 Assassin's Creed: OdysseyThe Fate of Atlantis: Fields of ElysiumGive 'Em Hades

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