- the second wife of Herod Antipas and the mother of Salome: she told Salome to ask Herod for the head of John the Baptist.
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Examples from the Web for herodias
Is it the smile of the daughter of Herodias, or the invitation of a 'ghazeeyeh'?The Golden House
Charles Dudley Warner
The other white heron wearing "aigrettes" is Herodias egretta.Bird Stories
Edith M. Patch
And you made a slave of his mother, who was a queen, Herodias.
Of a truth, dear and noble Herodias, you are my wife, and before that you were the wife of my brother.
But at last the chance came for Herodias to carry out her purpose.Hurlbut's Life of Christ For Young and Old
Jesse Lyman Hurlbut
- ?14 bc –?40 ad, niece and wife of Herod Antipas and mother of Salome, whom she persuaded to ask for the head of John the Baptist. Her ambition led to the banishment of her husband
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