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 (hĭ-rō′dē-əs) Died c. ad 39.
The niece and second wife of Herod Antipas and the mother of Salome.
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(Biography) ?14 bc–?40 ad, niece and wife of Herod Antipas and mother of Salome, whom she persuaded to ask for the head of John the Baptist. Her ambition led to the banishment of her husband
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(həˈroʊ di əs)

the second wife of Herod Antipas; mother of Salome.
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They only allow women to enter it on one day in the year, on account of the animosity they still cherish against the sex because of the murder of the Saint to gratify a caprice of Herodias. In this Chapel is a marble chest, in which, they told us, were the ashes of St.
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias).--Several authors, including Butler (1898), suggest that the Great Blue Heron was a common nesting species across the northern half of Indiana.
His sister Herodias, the wife of King Herod, becomes the Wandering Jewess.
His determination to analyze the nature of the ideal world and its relationship to reality is reflected in the two dramatic poems he began to write in 1864 and 1865, respectively, Herodiade (1869; "Herodias") and L'Apres-midi d'un faune (1876; "The Afternoon of a Faun").
Fiorenza shares the work of one of her students who used the methods of historical exegesis and creative imagination to restore the voice of Herodias, the silent woman who bears the blame for the beheading of John the Baptist.
He was imprisoned by Herod Antipas because he opposed Herod's marriage to his brother 's wife, Herodias, and was later beheaded at the request of Salome, Herodia's daughter (Mark 6:17 - 28), who had secured a promise from Herod to give her whatever she wished.
Herod was the one who had John arrested and bound in prison on account of Herodias, the wife of his brother Philip, whom he had married.
Next season also sees recitals in Vancouver with Stephen Philcox (Nov.), Messiahs with Symphony Nova Scotia (Dec.), her English debut as Angelina with Opera North (Feb./Mar., 2017), a return to the Toronto Symphony for staged performances as Anna in Weill's The Seven Deadly Sins (Jun.) and a role debut as the Page of Herodias in a new production of Strauss's Salome in Leipzig (Jun.).
Great Blue Herons (Ardea herodias) are known to consume a variety of prey, including some amphibians and reptiles (Bent 1926; Cottam and Uhler 1945; Blus and others 1980; Hom 1983).