Phaedra


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Phaedra

(fē`drə), in Greek mythology, daughter of MinosMinos
, in Greek mythology, king of Crete, son of Zeus and Europa. He was the husband of Pasiphaë, who bore him Androgeus, Glaucus, Ariadne, and Phaedra. Because Minos failed to sacrifice a beautiful white bull to Poseidon, the god caused Pasiphaë to conceive a lustful
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 and Pasiphaë. She was the wife of TheseusTheseus
, in Greek mythology, hero of Athens; son of either King Aegeus or Poseidon. Before Aegeus left Troezen he placed his sword and sandals beneath a huge rock and told his wife Aethra that when their son, Theseus, could lift the rock he was to bring the gifts to his kingdom
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. When her stepson, HippolytusHippolytus,
in Greek mythology, son of Theseus and Antiope (or Hippolyte). After the death of Antiope, Theseus married Phaedra, daughter of Minos. Because Hippolytus worshiped only Artemis, the jealous Aphrodite punished him by causing his stepmother to fall in love with him.
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, rejected her love, she accused him of raping her and hanged herself.

Phaedra

pretends unkindness to Hippolytus to hide her passion for him. [Fr. Drama: Phaedra, Magill I, 741–742]

Phaedra

feigns rape on being scorned. [Gk. Lit.: Hippolytus]

Phaedra

Athenian queen drinks poison after confessing guilt. [Fr. Lit.: Phaedra, M agill I, 741–742]
See: Suicide

Phaedra

in a letter written before her suicide, falsely accuses Hippolytus of attempting to ravish her. [Gk. Drama: Hippolytus]
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