Hermione was the daughter of Menelaüs and Helen. With Orestes as her husband she was also the mother of Tisamenus. Her name seems to be somehow connected with that of Hermes - perhaps not directly but in the sense that she was herself a kind of 'pillar girl' or 'supporting queen'. The modern girl's name Hermione derives not from her but from Shakespeare's Hermione, the queen in The Winter's Tale.