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Νιόβη : Niobe, daughter of Tantalus and wife of Amphīon, king of Thebes. Her six sons were slain by the arrows of Apollo, and her six daughters by the arrows of Artemis, because she had presumed to compare her children with those of Leto. Niobe in grief was changed into stone, a legend that connects itself with a natural conformation in the rock of Mt. Sipylus, which resembles a woman in a sitting posture, Il. 24.602, 606.
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