What is the myth of Niobe?

What is the myth of Niobe?

According to Homer’s Iliad, Niobe had six sons and six daughters and boasted of her progenitive superiority to the Titan Leto, who had only two children, the twin deities Apollo and Artemis. As punishment for her pride, Apollo killed all Niobe’s sons and Artemis killed all her daughters.

Who is Niobe in the Bible?

This is related to the myth of the seven youths and seven maidens who were sent every year to the king Minos of Crete as an offering sacrifice to the Minotaur. Niobe was transformed into a stone on Mount Sipylus in her homeland of Phrygia, where she brooded over the sorrows sent by the gods.

What did Zeus turn Niobe into?

a rock
Turning into a rock And so it was that Niobe’s entire family had been wiped out by the gods in a matter of moments, and in deep anguish, she ran to Mount Sipylus. There she pleaded Gods to give an end in her pain. Zeus felt sorry for her and transformed her into a rock, to make her feelings of stone.

Who has the saddest story in Greek mythology?

10 of the Saddest Love Stories in Greek Mythology

  • The Erotes: Aphrodite, Eros and the Erotes.
  • Anteros:
  • Hedylogos:
  • Hermaphroditus:
  • Himeros:
  • Hymenaeus or Hymen:
  • Pothos:
  • Orpheus and Eurydice.

Which deity did Niobe anger?

Because of her boasting, she caused the anger of the twin gods who did not like that her mother was being taunted; Apollo killed all of Niobe’s son, while Artemis killed all of her daughters.

Who is the meanest god in Greek mythology?

Moros, the god of doom Moros is the son of Nyx, the goddess of the night, and Erebos, the god of darkness. He was the god of doom, and one of the adjectives attributed to him was ‘hateful’. Moros had the ability to make mortals foresee their death. He also is the one to drive people to perdition.

Who was the laziest god?


Personification of sloth, idleness, indolence and laziness
Abode Underworld (specifically in the House of Hypnos)
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Parents Aether and Gaea