Given Name NIOBE

GENDER: Feminine
OTHER SCRIPTS: Νιοβη (Ancient Greek)

Meaning & History

Meaning unknown. In Greek mythology Niobe was the daughter of Tantalos, a king of Asia Minor. Because she boasted that she was superior to Leto, Leto's children Apollo and Artemis killed her 14 children with poison arrows. In grief, Niobe was turned to stone by Zeus.

Categories

punishment, uncertain etymology

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