Definition of Philomel in English:

Philomel

Line breaks: Philo|mel
Pronunciation: /ˈfɪləmɛl
 
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(also Philomela /ˌfɪləˈmiːlə/)
Greek Mythology
  • The daughter of Pandion, king of Athens. She was turned into a swallow and her sister Procne into a nightingale (or, in Latin versions, into a nightingale with Procne the swallow) when they were being pursued by the cruel Tereus, who had married Procne and raped Philomel.

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