/fee"dreuh, fed"reuh/, n. Class. Myth.
the wife of Theseus who fell in love with Hippolytus, her stepson, and eventually hanged herself after causing his death.

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In Greek legend, the daughter of King Minos.

She became the second wife of Theseus after he abandoned her sister Ariadne. She later fell in love with her stepson Hippolytus; rejected, she accused him of rape. He was killed, and she hanged herself.

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