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n. Greek Mythology
An Athenian princess who avenged the betrayal and cruelty of her husband, Tereus, by killing their son. She and her sister Philomela were changed into a swallow and a nightingale as Tereus pursued them.


(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth a princess of Athens, who punished her husband for raping her sister Philomela by feeding him the flesh of their son. She was changed at her death into a swallow. See Philomela


(ˈprɒk ni)
(in Greek myth) the sister of Philomela and wife of Tereus: while fleeing her enraged husband, she was transformed by the gods into a nightingale (or a swallow, in later versions).
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Leave out the death of Itylus, Procne and Tereus' son, whom the sisters dismember, boil, and serve to Tereus for punishment, Philomela tossing the boy's bloody head-stump at his father.
After receiving the tapestry, Procne frees her sister and plots bloody revenge against her husband, ultimately killing their only son, Itys, and serving his body as a feast for Tereus.
Responding to this message, Procne kills their son, Itys.
Identificador Categoria Nombre cientifico del ejemplar taxonomica 23153 subespecie Urbanus dorantes dorantes 23126 especie Urbanus procne 23127 subespecie Noctuana lactifera bipuncta 21258 especie Urbanus procne Identificador Numero de Tipo de del ejemplar catalogo preparacion 23153 130668 En sobre 23126 130671 Sobre 23127 130672 En un sobre 21258 130672 En sobres Cuadro 10.
Writing with her husband, bandmate Dan Moses, Kilbane adapts myths--like that of Procne and Philomela in Weightless or Medea in The Medea Cycle--because she's interested in worlds where fantastical transformations, like a woman turning into a bird, are natural, even expected.
She too graduated with a BA (Hons) in June after playing Dani in Cementville and Juno and Procne in Tales From Ovid.
Relevo para as figuras de Medeia, Procne e Alteia, matres filicidas, que, ao matarem os proprios filhos de forma consciente--ao contrario, por exemplo, de Agave ou Ino-, perdem a sua humanidade e se aproximam, pelo seu acto, do monstruoso.
1) Unlike the painting of Europa (1,1) and that of Philomela and Procne (5,3).
o miticas, como Erifila, Clitemnestra, Procne y Helena.
albeolus, rosefin shiner Lythrurus ardens, swallowtail shiner Notropis procne, rosyface shiner N.
This is the most brutally violent tale in all of Metamorphoses, the story of Tereus, Procne, and Philomela.