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n. Greek Mythology
The daughter of Tantalus who, after boasting that she had more children than Leto, suffered the killing of her own children by Artemis and Apollo, and turned to stone while bewailing their loss.


(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth a daughter of Tantalus, whose children were slain after she boasted of them: although turned into stone, she continued to weep
Niobean adj


(ˈnaɪ əˌbi)

a daughter of Tantalus and wife of Amphion, who, while weeping for her slaughtered children, was transformed by Zeus into a rock, which continued to shed tears.
Ni`o•be′an, adj.
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Noun1.Niobe - (Greek mythology) the daughter of Tantalus whose boasting about her children provoked Apollo and Artemis to slay them all; Niobe was turned to stone while bewailing her loss
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