Philomela

PhilomelaPronunciation-needed or Philomel (Φιλομήλα) is a minor figure in Greek mythology and is frequently invoked as a direct and figurative symbol in literary, artistic, and musical works in the Western canon. She is identified as being the `princess of Athens` and the younger of two daughters of Pandion I, King of Athens and Zeuxippe.....
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Philomela

• (n.) A genus of birds including the nightingales. • (n.) The nightingale; philomel.
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Philomela

(from the article `Tereus`) in Greek legend, king of Thrace, or of Phocis, who married Procne, daughter of Pandion, king of Athens. Later Tereus seduced his wife`s sister ...
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Philomela

[mother of Patroclus] In Greek mythology Philomela (Φιλομήλα) is identified by Gaius Julius Hyginus as the wife of Menoetius and mother of Patroclus. The former was one of the Argonauts and the latter a participant of the Trojan War. However the Bibliotheca listed three other wives of Menoetius and possible mothers of Patroclus: ......
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Philomela

[princess of Athens] ==Background == ...
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Philomela

Phil`o·me'la noun [ Latin philomela , Greek ..., according to the legend, from ... Philomela (daughter of Pandion, king of Athens), who was changed into a nightingale.] 1. The nightingale; philomel. Shak. 2. (Zoology) A genus of birds including the nightingales.
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Philomela

Philomela From Greek Mythology, a princess of Athens who, after being raped by her brother-in-law, Tereus, was avenged by her sister, Procne, and was later turned into a swallow or nightingale while fleeing Tereus. We now have the word philomel, a nightingale.
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