Procne(redirected from Prokne)
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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
(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).