The daughter of Aegisthus and Clytemnestra. She is the half-sister of Orestes and by him the mother of Penthilus.1 Hyginus,2 on the other hand, relates that Orestes wanted to kill her like her mother, but that Artemis removed her to Attica, and there made her her priestess.

Others state, that Erigone put an end to herself when she heard that Orestes was acquitted by the Areopagus.3



  1. Pausanias. Description of Greece ii, 18.5.
  2. Fabulae, 122.
  3. Dictys Cretensis, vi, 4.


  • Smith, William. (1870). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. London: Taylor, Walton, and Maberly.

This article incorporates text from Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology (1870) by William Smith, which is in the public domain.