Hylonome

Hylonome

commits suicide after death of lover, Cyllarus. [Gk. Myth.: Kravitz, 72, 123]
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Using as a research source Pierre Grimal's Dictionary of Greek and Roman mythology, we have found a number of 95 characters, of which we mention Antigone, Deianira, Heracles, Narcissus, Hylonome the Centaur, Niobe, Sappho, Jocasta, Melicertes (Palemon), Dido, Euphrates, Euridyce, Ajax, Ino (Leucothea), Cyone, Anticlea, Calydon, Melos, Phaedra, Thisbe, Parthenope, Althaea, Amata, Aura, Byblis--to mention just some of the names which are rather more popular resorted to the supreme gesture of ending their life in a free and consenting manner, either by hanging (most cases), or by tossing themselves into a void, a river or into the sea, by fire or sword.
1 Mechanitis polymnia (Linneaus, 7 1 1759) Heliconiinae Acraeini Abananote hylonome (Doubleday, 3 1 1844) Actinote anteas (Doubleday, 12 8 13 1 1847) Heliconiini Dione iulia (Fabricius, 1775) 6 2 1 Dione juno (Cramer, 1779) 2 Eueides isabella (Cramer, 1780) 1 1 Eueides procula edias 2 (Doubleday, 1847) Heliconius charitonia bassieri 12 (Linneaus, 1767) Heliconius clysonymus 1 3 3 8 7 clysonymus (Latreille, 1817) Heliconius ethilla (Godart, 1 2 1 1819) Heliconius melpomene spp.
There is also Tim Youster's digital photograph Alone In the Woods, Hylonome Takes Her Own Life while Return from Moy Castle, Isle of Mull, is an attractive impressionistic landscape by Christine Vandenhaute.