Aithra

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Aithra [r]: A character from Greek mythology who was a princess of Troezen, and mother of Theseus, by either Aigeus or Poseidon, according to Elizabeth Vandiver, Classics scholar, authority on Greek mythology and Greek tragedy, including the Iliad, Odyssey, Aeneid, Homer, and Virgil. This definition is based on her course Classical Mythology for The Teaching Company. [e]

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Photo of a painting with women.
Greek mythology has numerous characters besides Aithra, including gods and goddesses, humans, and stories have been a vital part of Western civilization and have served as material for Renaissance painters such as Correggio. Pictured: Leda and the Swan.Painting circa 1532.