Athaliah, whose name 131 gives its title to the tragedy, was daughter to the wicked king, Ahab.
In this way she hid him from Athaliah, so that he was not put to death.
Now when Athaliah the mother of Ahaziah saw that her son was dead, she arose and destroyed all the sons of the king.
Such conduct breathes the known spirit of Jezebel and of Athaliah.
As has already been intimated, Racine, after "Athaliah," wrote tragedy no more.
Athaliah might naturally have hoped for the regency; but this did not content her.
These men formed the body-guard of the usurper Athaliah, who stood in need of foreign mercenaries.
Athaliah disappears from history, and with her the dark race of Jezebel.
Athaliah has now just heard the announcement of things that assure her of the overthrow of her usurpation.
The place of burial of the usurper Athaliah is not mentioned.