Deianira

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Deianira

(ˌdiːəˈnaɪərə; ˌdeɪə-)
n
(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth a sister of Meleager and wife of Hercules. She unintentionally killed Hercules by dipping his tunic in the poisonous blood of the Centaur Nessus, thinking it to be a love charm
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