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Ἀηδών). A daughter of Pandareus, wife of Zethus, king of Thebes, and mother of Itylus. Envious of Niobé, the wife of her brother Amphion, who had six sons and six daughters, she resolved to kill the eldest of Niobé's sons, but by mistake slew her own son Itylus. Zeus relieved her grief by changing her into a nightingale, whose melancholy tunes are represented as Aëdon's lamentations for her child.

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