After the murder of Agamemnon, Electra feared for her brother's safety and secretly sent Orestes to Strophius' palace. There he grew up together with Pylades and formed with him that ardent friendship which has become proverbial.
- Ovid. Letters from the Black Sea, 2, 6, 25.
- Pausanias. Description of Greece ii, 29.4.
- Pindar. Pythian Odes xii, 35.
- Scholiast on Euripides' Orestes, 33.