Electra Name Meaning & Origin

Electra

Pronunciation: eh-LEK-trə (key)

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Elektra

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The Electra complex is the psychoanalytic theory that a female's psychosexual development involves a sexual attachment to her father, and is analogous to a boy's attachment to his mother that forms the basis of the Oedipus complex.

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Latinized form of Greek Ηλεκτρα (Elektra), derived from ηλεκτρον (elektron) meaning "amber".

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Carmen Electra - American model & actress

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In Greek mythology, Electra (Greek: Ἠλέκτρα) was an Argive princess and daughter of King Agamemnon and Queen Clytemnestra, and was a sibling to sisters Iphigeneia, Chrysothemis, and brother Orestes.

She is the main character in the Greek tragedies Electra by Sophocles and Electra by Euripides and has inspired various other works.

Electra Heart, an album by Marina and the Diamonds (band). In this album, Electra Heart is a persona taken on by Welsh singer/song writer Marina Diamandis.

Electra, character from the musical "Cats"

Electra, an Oceanid in Greek Mythology who is the wife of Thaumas and mother of Iris and The Harpies

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