Herodias

[ huh-roh-dee-uhs ]
/ həˈroʊ di əs /

noun

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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Herodias
/ (hɛˈrəʊdɪˌæs) /

noun

?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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