76. Procne and Philomela take revenge

Once upon a time, Procne was maddened with rage for her husband Tereus, the king of Thrace had raped her sister Philomela. Thereafter, to keep his evil act hidden, Tereus had sliced off Philomela’s tongue. Consumed with terrible fury, Procne raved to cut the tongue of Tereus, blind his lustful eyes, burn him alive, and …

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75. Procne rescues Philomela

Once upon a time, Tereus, the king of Thrace, had raped Philomela, the sister of his wife Procne. To keep his evil deed unknown, he had sliced off her tongue and kept her imprisoned in a dismal old house, in the deepest recess of a solitary forest. Thereafter, Tereus, with tearful eyes, expertly spun a …

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74. Tereus rapes Philomela

Once upon a time, Tereus, the king of Thrace, to fulfill his wife Procne’s desire to meet her sister Philomela, had brought Philomela from Athens to Thrace. When the ship reached his kingdom, instead of taking Philomela to the palace, he hurriedly took her to the deepest solitary place of an ancient forest, where stood …

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73. Tereus sails away with Philomela

Once upon a time, Procne, the daughter of King Pandion of Athens, told her husband Tereus, the king of Thrace, that she desired to meet her beloved sister Philomela. Tereus set out on his long ships and landed on the fortified Piraeus. After greeting his father-in-law, Tereus recounted the desire of Procne and asked Pandion, …

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