Electra is a Mycenean princess who killed her mother, Queen Clytemnestra, to avenge her father's wrongful death. She serves her punishment, which is to finally know the wrath of God and Lucifer, whom she was ignorant of while she was alive.
- In The Inferno, Electra is one of the many virtuous pagan souls whom Dante meets while traveling through Limbo.
- Electra is the daughter of King Agamemnon, who led the Greeks against the Trojans.
- She is the heroine of a play by Sophocles that bears her name.