- Greek myth a princess of Athens, who punished her husband for raping her sister Philomela by feeding him the flesh of their son. She was changed at her death into a swallowSee Philomela
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But she wove into a robe characters that told the whole story, and by means of these acquainted Procne with her sufferings.
Pausanias has a different legend; Procne and Philomela died of excessive grief.
Having brought the war, with the aid of Tereus, to a happy end, he gave him his daughter Procne to wife.
Procne informed her sister of the horrible truth by means of a web into which she wove her story.Stories of Old Greece and Rome
Emilie Kip Baker
Procne, by means of a web, into which she wove her story, informed Philomela of the horrible truth.Matthew Arnold's Sohrab and Rustum and Other Poems