Amitis (wife of Cyrus the Great)

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Amitis
Born ?
Ecbatana
Died ?
Persis
Spouse Cyrus the Great
House Median
Father Astyages
Mother ?
Religion Zoroastrianism

Āmitis (Persian: آمیتیس ) was the wife of Cyrus the Great and therefore queen of the Persian Achaemenid Empire. She was the daughter of Astyages, King of Media.[1][unreliable source?] She may have been sent to Cyrus by Astyages in the same way Astyages sent Mandane to Cambyses I.

Etymology[edit]

The name Amitis means "wise friend" in Old Persian.

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