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Chrysothemis or Khrysothemis (/krˈsɒθms/; Ancient Greek: Χρυσόθεμις, "Golden Justice"), is a name ascribed to several characters in Greek mythology.[1]

Most prominently among these, Chrysothemis was a daughter of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra.[2] Unlike her sister, Electra, Chrysothemis did not protest or enact vengeance against their mother for having an affair with Aegisthus and then killing their father.

She appears in Sophocles's Electra.

Other characters named Chrysothemis include:



  • Chrysothemis, the first winner of the oldest contest held at the Pythian Games, the singing of a hymn to Apollo. He was a son of Demeter and Carmanor, the priest who cleansed Apollo for the killing of Python.[6]
  • Chrysothemis, an ancient Greek sculptor.[7]


  1. ^ Smith (1873), "Chryso'themis" (1)
  2. ^ Homer, Iliad, 9.287; Bibliotheca, Epitome 2.16
  3. ^ Hyginus, Fabulae 170
  4. ^ Diodorus Siculus, Library of History, 5.62; Hyginus, Poetic Astronomy 2.25; Rigoglioso, p. 113; Smith (1873), "Rhoeo ", "Pa'rthenos "
  5. ^ Walters. p. 92
  6. ^ Smith (1873), "Chryso'themis" (1); Pausanias, Description of Greece 10.7.2; Manas, p. 121; Avery, p. 284 Grimal, "Carmanor" p. 89
  7. ^ Pausanias, Description of Greece, 6.10.5; Smith (1873) "Chryso'themis " (2); Smith (1890). "STATUA´RIA ARS".