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30-07-2007, 15:37
Niobe (UK)
Niobe (Germany)

In Greek mythology the wife of Amphion, king of Thebes. She aroused the anger of Leto by boasting of her fourteen children as compared to Leto's two, whereupon Apollo and Artemis, at their mother's bidding, slew Niobe's seven sons and seven daughters with their never failing darts. Niobe was petrified by grief, and from the rock into which she was changed the tears continued to flow.