Prokne

Detail from Athenian red-figure clay vase, about 500-450 BC. Munich, Antikensammlungen 2638In mythology wife of Tereus, who rapes her sister Philomela. She retaliates by killing her son Itys, and feeding him to his father. The sisters are turned into birds, a swallow and a nightingale.

Above: Detail from Athenian red-figure clay vase, about 500-450 BC. Munich, Antikensammlungen 2638 © Munich, Antikensammlungen.