Friday, October 1, 2010

Myths and Legends: The Death of Niobe's Children

The Death of Niobe's Children. To find out more about the boastful Niobe, see this Wikipedia article: link; for information about the image: image source.

This shows the dramatic scene in which Apollo and his sister Artemis (Diana) shoot down the children of Niobe, all those beautiful boys and girls that Niobe had boasted about. You can read the entire story in Ovid's Metamorphoses, Book 6.

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