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Phaedra

Syllabification: Phae·dra
Pronunciation: /ˈfēdrə, ˈfedrə
 
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Greek Mythology

Definition of Phaedra in English:

The wife of Theseus. She fell in love with her stepson Hippolytus, who rejected her, whereupon she hanged herself, leaving behind a letter that accused him of raping her. Theseus would not believe his son’s protestations of innocence and banished him.

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