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Niobe (nī´ōbē), in Greek mythology, queen of Thebes, wife of Amphion and daughter of Tantalus. The mother of six sons and six daughters, she boasted of her fruitfulness, saying that Leto had only two children. Apollo and Artemis, angry at this insult to their mother, killed all Niobe's children. Crying inconsolably, she fled to Mt. Sipylus. There Zeus turned her into a stone image that wept perpetually.

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Niobe the daughter of Tantalus, and mother of a large family. Apollo and Artemis, enraged because Niobe boasted herself superior to their mother Leto (who had only two children), slew her children and turned Niobe herself into a stone, and her tears into streams that trickled from it.

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