Hermione | Daughter of Menelaus

Hermione Greek Mythology

Hermíone in Greek mythology is the daughter of Menelaus and Helen. When she was nine years old, she was abandoned by her mother when her mother fled with Paris to Troy, who would not return until ten years later. A few years later, Hermíone married Neoptolemus, son of Achilles, becoming queen of Epirus.

She had him murdered, because she was very jealous of Andromache, her husband's mistress, with whom he had three children. Hermíone then became the wife of Orestes (to whom she had already been promised), who was her cousin and simultaneously Neoptolemus' murderer. She had Tisamene and lived many years as queen of Sparta, Mycenae and Epirus.