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 (ĭf′ə-jə-nī′ə, -nē′ə)
n. Greek Mythology
The daughter of Clytemnestra and Agamemnon, who was offered as a sacrifice by Agamemnon but rescued by Artemis. She later became a priestess.


(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth the daughter of Agamemnon, taken by him to be sacrificed to Artemis, who saved her life and made her a priestess


(ˌɪf ɪ dʒəˈnaɪ ə, -ˈni ə)

(in Greek myth) a daughter of Agamemnon, who was sacrificed by her father to gain fair winds for the Greek ships bound for Troy: in some versions of the myth, Artemis halted the sacrifice at the last instant.
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Noun1.Iphigenia - (Greek mythology) the daughter of Clytemnestra and Agamemnon; Agamemnon was obliged to offer her as a sacrifice to Artemis when the Greek fleet was becalmed on its way to Troy; Artemis rescued her and she later became a priestess
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[ˌɪfɪdʒɪˈnaɪə] nIfigenia
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1: I know that Hesiod in the "Catalogue of Women" represented that Iphigeneia was not killed but, by the will of Artemis, became Hecate (48).
48) According to this account Iphigeneia was carried by Artemis to the Taurie Chersonnese (the Crimea).
In the Iliad, Achilles ritually sacrifices twelve Trojan youths in honor of his fallen friend Patroclus, but Agamemnon's murder by his wife Clytemnestra was seen by later Greeks, at least in part, as a punishment for his having sacrificed his daughter Iphigeneia to the goddess Artemis.
The examples of the outlines of the Iphigeneia and of the Odyssey mentioned by Aristotle simply do not offer support to her thesis; see Poetica 17.
Agamemnon's choice to sacrifice Iphigeneia, to modern instances of nihilist teenage melodrama, e.
For Isaac the ram, for Iphigeneia the goat, under the -knife in the nick was the substitute.