PHILOMELA

ΦΙΛΟΜΗΛΑ

1. A daughter of king Pandion in Attica, who, being dishonoured by her brother-in-law Tereus, was metamorphosed into a nightingale or swallow. (Apollod. iii. 14. § 8; comp. TEREUS.)

2. The mother of Patroclus (Hygin. Fab. 97), though it should be observed that she is commonly called Polymele. (Schol. ad Hom. Od. iv. 343, xvii. 134.)

3. A daughter of Actor, and the wife of Peleus, by whom she is said to have been the mother of Achilles. (Schol. ad Apollon. Rhod. i. 558; comp. PELEUS.)

4. One of the daughters of Priam. (Hygin. Fab. 90.)

Tereus Confronted with the Head of his son Itylus, by Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640), Flemish Baroque painter

Tereus Confronted with the Head of his son Itylus, by Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640), Flemish Baroque painter