Alcestis Definition

ăl-sĕstĭs
noun
The wife of King Admetus of Thessaly, who agreed to die in place of her husband and was later rescued from Hades by Hercules.
American Heritage
The wife of Admetus, king of Thessaly: she offers her life to save that of her husband, but is rescued from Hades by Hercules.
Webster's New World
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