Mythological woman punished by the gods for boasting that she was the equal of the goddess Leto.
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daughter of Tantalus and sister of Pelops, mother of twelve sons and twelve daughters in the Homeric traditions, who boasted that she was superior to Leto who had only two children; Leto, hurt by Niobe's remarks was avenged by her two Children Apollo and Artemis who slaughtered Niobe's children; used by Achilles as an example and also by Antigone.
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In Greek mythology, the daughter of Tantalus
and wife of Amphion
, the king of Thebes. She died of grief when her
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[ Latin Nioba
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The daughter of Tantalus, and wife of Amphion, king of Thebes. Her pride in her children provoked Apollo and Diana, who slew them all. Niobe herself was changed by the gods into stone.
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The daughter of Tantalus, and wife of Amphion, king of Thebes. Her pride in her children provoked Apollo and Diana, who slew them all. Niobe herself was changed by the gods into stone. ... Origin: L. Nioba, Niobe, gr. ... Source: Websters Dictionary ... (01 Mar 1998) ...
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(Greek mythology) the daughter of Tantalus whose boasting about her children provoked Apollo and Artemis to slay them all; Niobe was turned to stone while bewailing her loss
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• (n.) The daughter of Tantalus, and wife of Amphion, king of Thebes. Her pride in her children provoked Apollo and Diana, who slew them all. Niobe herself was changed by the gods into stone. • (n.) The daughter of Tantalus, and wife of Amphion, king of Thebes. Her pride in her children provoked Apollo and Diana, who slew them all. Niobe
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in Greek mythology, the daughter of Tantalus (king of Sipylus in Lydia) and wife of King Amphion of Thebes. She was the prototype of the bereaved ... [1 related articles]
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Niobe is a Greek girl name. The meaning of the name is `Fern` The name Niobe doesn`t appear In the US top 1000 most common names over de last 128 years. The name Niobe seems to be unique!
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Niobe (nī'ōbē) , in Greek mythology, queen of Thebes, wife of Amphion and daughter of Tantalus. The mother of six sons and six daughters, she boasted of her fruitfulness, saying that Leto had only two children. Apollo and Artemis, angry at this insult to their mother, killed al...
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In Greek mythology, Niobe was the daughter of Tantalus and wife of Amphion, the king of Thebes. She was contemptuous of the goddess Leto for having produced only two children, Apollo and Artemis. She died of grief when her own 12 offspring were killed by them in revenge, and was changed to stone by Zeus.
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Several ships have borne the name Niobe, after the figure of Niobe in Greek mythology ...
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The Segelschulschiff Niobe was a tall ship used by the Reichsmarine to train cadets and aspiring NCOs. She sank during a sudden squall on 26 July 1932, with the loss of 69 lives. At Gammendorfer Strand on Fehmarn island, within view of the site of the sinking, the Niobe-Denkmal monument was erected. == Construction == She was bui
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Niobe is a fictional character in The Matrix franchise. She is portrayed by Jada Pinkett Smith. She serves as a supporting character in the two sequels of the original film, The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions, and one of the protagonists of video game Enter the Matrix. Niobe also appears in the MMORPG The Matrix Onl
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[daughter of Phoroneus]
In Greek Mythology, Niobe (Νιόβη) was a daughter of Phoroneus and the mother by Zeus of Argus, who was the eponym of Argos and sometimes, Pelasgus. She is not to be confused with the more famous Niobe, who was punished for boasting that she had more children that Leto. According to Pausanias, the Argives of his
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