Hecuba

Greek - Daughter of Cisseus, Dymas or Sangarius. Sister of Theano. Second wife of Priam, king of Troy. Mother of Antiphus, Cassandra, Creusa, Deiphobus, Hector, Helenus, Iliona, Laodice, Paris, Polydorus, Polites, Polyxena, Pontes. She is said to have had nineteen children by Priam. She sent Polydorus to Polymestor, king of Thrace, for safety when the Greeks attacked Troy but the king killed her son for the treasure he carried. She was taken captive by the Greeks at the fall of Troy and given to Odysseus. When she learned from him what had happened to her son, she tore out Polymestor's eyes and killed his two sons. To escape the wrath of the king's subjects, she changed herself into a bitch, Maera, and jumped into the sea. Sometimes identified as Hecuba, Hecabe, Hecabe, Hecuba, Hekabe, Hekabe or Hecuba.
Greek - A play by Euripides. This work relates the story of her vengeance on Polymestor and the death of her daughter Polyxena. On occassion, referred to as Hecuba, Hecabe, Hecabe, Hecuba, Hekabe, Hekabe or Hecuba.

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