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Rena of corinth
Rena in "What's in a Name?"
Portrayed By Simone Kessell
Series HTLJ
First Appearance HTLJ "What's in a Name?"
Last Appearance HTLJ "The Wedding of Alcmene"
Gender Female
Cause of Death Disease
Killed By Disease
Romances Iphicles
Father Gorgas (step-father)
Other Family Iphicles (husband)
Amphitryon (father-in-law)
Alcmene (mother-in-law)
Alcmene's mother (maternal grandmother-in-law)
King Alcaeus (paternal grandfather-in-law)
Hercules (half-brother-in-law)
Deianeira (half-sister-in-law)
Klonus (older half-nephew)
Aeson (younger half-nephew)
Ilea (half-neice)

Rena was the step-daughter of the warlord Gorgas. As a child, she had been promised to Pallaeus but she fell in love with Iphicles who was posing as his brother, Hercules. Even after the deception was revealed, she loved him and forgave him. After Gorgas was defeated, the two were married (HTLJ "What's in a Name?").

Rena and her husband, Iphicles, were guests at the wedding of Alcmene and Jason. Just before the ceremony, Jason crowned Iphicles king of Corinth (HTLJ "The Wedding of Alcmene").

When Iolaus was in Parthia, he mentioned that Rena and Iphicles were having a baby. (HTLJ "Love Takes a Holiday").

Rena died suddenly and unexpectedly when her husband was away negotiating a dispute. Iphicles never forgave himself for being absent from her side (HTLJ "War Wounds").


  • In mythology, Iphicles's wife was Automedusa, a granddaughter of Tantalus. In some versions, they were the parents of Iolaus.