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Deianira (Greek mythological character)

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Personal name headingDeianira (Greek mythological character)
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Dejanira (Greek mythological character)
Found inRowland, R., Killing Hercules, 2016: ECIP t.p. subtitle (Deianira and the politics of domestic violence...)
Work cat.: 96-124642: Ovid. P. Ovidii Nasonis Heroidum epistula IX : Deianira Herculi, 1995.
Ox. classic. dict. (Deianira, in mythology, daughter of Oeneus and wife of Heracles)
English Wikipedia website, viewed Dec. 1, 2016: (Deianira, Deïanira, or Deianeira; Greek: Dēiáneira, or Dēáneira), also known as Dejanira, is a figure in Greek mythology whose name translates as "man-destroyer" or "destroyer of her husband". The name Deianira refers to two separate characters in Greek mythology. The better-known Deianira was a wife of Heracles and, in late Classical accounts, his unwitting murderer, killing him with the poisoned Shirt of Nessus. She is the main character in Sophocles' play Women of Trachis. The less well-known Deianira was an Amazon, killed by Heracles during his quest for the girdle of Hippolyta)
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