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Niobe (Greek mythological character)


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    • Niobe, Queen, consort of Amphion, King of Thebes (Mythological character)
    • Νιτ̔̈«”ϐϐ·βη (Greek mythological character)
    • Ніёба (Greek mythological character)
    • Nii͡oba (Greek mythological character)
    • Ниоба (Greek mythological character)
    • Nioba (Greek mythological character)
    • Niobo (Greek mythological character)
    • 니오베 (Greek mythological character)
    • ניובה (Greek mythological character)
    • Nyobeh (Greek mythological character)
    • Niyobeh (Greek mythological character)
    • ニオベー (Greek mythological character)
    • Ніоба (Greek mythological character)
    • 尼俄伯 (Greek mythological character)
    • Niebo (Greek mythological character)
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    • found: Steffani, Agostino. Niobe, Regina di Tebe, 2015.
    • found: Musgrave, Thea. Niobe, ©2005.
    • found: Scott, Stephen. Minerva's web ; The tears of Niobe, ℗1990.
    • found: Encyclopædia Britannica online, August 20, 2018(Niobe, in Greek mythology, the daughter of Tantalus (king of Sipylus in Lydia) and the wife of King Amphion of Thebes)
    • found: The Oxford classical dictionary, 1996(Niobe, in mythology, daughter of Tantalus and wife of Amphion of Thebes; symbol of grief)
    • found: Encylopedia mythica, via WWW, August 20, 2018(Niobe; a daughter of Tantalus by the Pleiad Taygete or the Hyad Dione, or, according to others, a daughter of Pelops and the wife of Zethus or Alalcomeneus, while Parthenius relates quite a different story, for he makes her a daughter of Assaon and the wife of Philottus; according to the common story, which represents her as a daughter of Tantalus, she was the sister of Pelops, and married to Amphion, king of Thebes, by whom she became the mother of six sons and six daughters. Being proud of the number of her children, she deemed herself superior to Leto, who had given birth only to two children. Apollo and Artemis, indignant at such presumption, slew all the children of Niobe; Greek: Νιτ̔̈«”ϐϐ·βη = Niobē)
    • found: The tragic myth of Niobe, via greeka.com, viewed August 20, 2018(Niobe; her father was Tantalus, king of a town above Mount Sipylus in Anatolia, but we do not know exactly who her mother was; when Niobe grew up, she got married to Amphion, king of Thebes) - https://www.greeka.com/greece-myths/niobe.htm
    • found: GreekMythology.com, August 20, 2018(Niobe was a character in Greek mythology, daughter of Tantalus and Dione, although Euryanassa has been named as her mother in a few accounts. Her brothers were Pelops and Broteas. Niobe was married to Amphion. They had a total of fourteen children, seven male and seven female, and she made fun of the goddess Leto, who only had the twins Apollo and Artemis. Because of her boasting, she caused the anger of the twin gods who did not like that her mother was being taunted; Apollo killed all of Niobe's sons, while Artemis killed all of her daughters. In some accounts, one of her daughters, Meliboea, was left unharmed. Upon seeing his children, Amphion killed himself; Niobe, in despair, fled and reached Mount Sipylus, where she turned into a rock. The rock became known as the Weeping Rock, as it was believed that the rainwater that fell through the pores of the limestone resembled the tears of Niobe) - https://www.greekmythology.com/Myths/Mortals/Niobe/niobe.html
    • found: Queen Niobe in Greek mythology, via Greek legends and myths website, August 20, 2018(Niobe; Queen of Thebes in Greek mythology; husband was Amphion, a son of Zeus, who had taken the throne, alongside his brother Zethus, from Lycus; Niobe was the daughter of Tantalus and Dione (or perhaps the Pleiad Taygete), making Niobe sisters to Pelops and Broteas)
    • found: Wikipedia, August 20, 2018(Niobe (Greek: Νιτ̔̈«”ϐϐ·βη = Niobē)) Belarusian page (Ніёба = NiЋiЌoba) Bulgarian page (Ниоба = Nioba) Czech page (NiobЃe) Esperanto page (Niobo) French page (NiobЃe fille de Tantale) Korean page (니오베 = Niobe) Hebrew page (ניובה = Nyobeh( Japanese page (ニオベー = NiobЅe) Ukrainian page (Ніоба = Nioba) Chinese page (尼俄伯 = Niebo)
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    • 2018-08-20: new
    • 2018-11-08: revised
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