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Thyestes in Greek mythology, the brother of Atreus and father of Aegisthus, whose brother tricked him into eating the flesh of his own children at a feast; part of the curse on the house of Atreus.


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Aegisthus in Greek mythology, the lover of his cousin's wife Clytemnestra, who killed her husband Agamemnon; Aegisthus and Clytemnestra were in turn killed by her son Orestes.