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n. Greek Mythology
The wife of Priam and mother of Hector, Paris, and Cassandra in Homer's Iliad.


(Classical Myth & Legend) classical myth the wife of King Priam of Troy, and mother of Hector and Paris


(ˈhɛk yʊ bə)

the wife of the Trojan king Priam.
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After Priam's appraisal of the walls, Hekuba echoes his words when she evokes their mythical offspring, of which she presents herself as a progenitress and in which every member can enjoy many years of intimacy and safety (vv.
Many more analyses of this kind would be desirable, not least in order to understand better how, after the end of World War I, yet another generation of German women brought forth sons and sacrificed them in battle despite, for example, the apparent success of a book as critical of war as Viebig's Tochter der Hekuba (1917).
This gesture is reproduced by Andromache and Hekuba with the corpse of Hektor [24.