Greek Mythology

The Classical Gods of Ancient Greece

NIOBE

Greek legendary mortal

Picture of the Greek legendary mortal Niobe from our Greek mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Extremely wet ex-Queen of Thebes

Married to the King of Thebes, this foolish daughter of Tantalus and Dione boasted that her fourteen children were more beautiful than those of Leto.

Now all mothers like to praise their children, but insulting Apollo and Artemis at their own mom’s ceremony was a dangerous game.

In a terrible rage, Leto phoned her offspring and retribution was swiftly delivered. Apollo grabbed his bow, shot the kids dead and Artemis turned the shocked Niobe into a weeping waterfall. Humans never seem to learn.

Niobe Facts and Figures

Name: Niobe
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names:

Gender: Female
Type: legendary mortal
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

Role: Unknown at present

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 1047

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Article last revised on September 06, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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