title of a female who offered her life to save lots of her hushand.
Name Origin: Greek
Name Gender: Female
partner of Admetus, she supplied the woman life on her behalf spouse and ended up being rescued through the Underworld by Herakles, from Greek Alkestis, virtually "valiant, courageous," from alke "protection, assistance, strength, power."
This beautiful story of conjugal devotion forms the subject of the Alcestis of Euripides, which furnished the basis of Robert Browning's Balaustion's Adventure.