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
Pronunciation: Coming soon
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