Phaedra

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Phae·dra

 (fē′drə, fĕd′rə)
n. Greek Mythology
The daughter of Pasiphaë and wife of Theseus who killed herself after accusing her stepson Hippolytus of rape.

Phaedra

(ˈfiːdrə)
n
(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth the wife of Theseus, who falsely accused her stepson Hippolytus of raping her and then hanged herself because he spurned her amorous advances

Phae•dra

(ˈfi drə, ˈfɛd rə)

n.
(in Greek myth) a daughter of Minos and wife of Theseus, who fell in love with her stepson, Hippolytus.
Translations

Phaedra

[ˈfiːdrə] nFedra
References in classic literature ?
Then I saw Phaedra, and Procris, and fair Ariadne daughter of the magician Minos, whom Theseus was carrying off from Crete to Athens, but he did not enjoy her, for before he could do so Diana killed her in the island of Dia on account of what Bacchus had said against her.