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 (tîr′ē-əs, tîr′yo͞os′)
n. Greek Mythology
A king of Thrace who raped Philomela and who was changed into a hoopoe.


(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth a prince of Thrace, who raped Philomela, sister of his wife Procne, and was punished by being turned into a hoopoe


(ˈtɪər i əs, ˈtɪər yus)

(in Greek myth) a Thracian prince, the husband of Procne. Compare Philomela.
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Another similar instance is the 'voice of the shuttle' in the Tereus of Sophocles.
Which is why after Philomela's brother-in-law, Tereus, rapes her, he cuts out her tongue and tosses it, the bloody stump hissing at the girl's feet.
This young Athenian princess, who appears in book six of Ovid's Metamorphoses, is raped by her brother-in-law, the Thracian tyrant, Tereus.
1592-98) thus uses at least three different kinds of sources as it provides a sequence of actions, entrances, and exits for a variety of otherwise unrelated characters and old-fashioned types as Henry VI, the poet and pageant maker John Lydgate, King Gorboduc and his sons Ferrex and Porrex, foreigners like Sardanapas and Arbactas, the classical and mythological Tereus and Philomela, and three of the seven deadly sins.
4) As readers of Ovid's Metamorphoses are shown through the example of the Thracian king Tereus cutting out his sister-in-law Philomela's tongue to prevent her from disclosing his violent rape, this particular form of punishment would additionally aim to prevent further verbal pronouncements by silencing the speaker forever.
Likewise Tereus seeks to silence Philomela by cutting out her tongue after he rapes her (Ovid).
Philomela gives her tapestry to her sister Procne, who is married to the rapist, Tereus.
Petrarch's sonnet 310 positions "pianger Filomena" ["weeping Philomena"] and "garrir Procne" ["chattering Procne"] (3), (34) as harbingers of spring, invoking the section from Ovid's Metamorphoses in which sisters are transformed into a nightingale and a swallow after wreaking vengeance on Tereus, who betrayed one by raping the other and cutting out her tongue in a failed effort to keep the act secret.
He played Tereus, who rapes his sister-in-law, and Narcissus, who is chased by an infatuated nymph - a part it seems he played in real life too.
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