Alkmene

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Alkmene is a person in Greek mythology. She was the daughter of King Elektryon of Mycenae and his wife Anaxo. She was the wife of Amphitryon. She is the mother of Herakles and Iphikles.

Once when Amphitryon was not at home, the god Zeus, looking like Amphitryon, seduced Alkmene. Alkmene gave birth to Herakles, who was the son of Zeus, and Iphikles, who was the son of Alkmene's husband Amphitryon. Zeus wanted to kill her but Hercules only being 1 day old fought back and saved his mother