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Mythology & Beliefs: Phaedra
In Greek and Roman Mythology, Phaedra was the daughter of Minos; wife of Theseus; caused the death of her stepson, Hippolytus.

Phaedra in Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology (*Fai/dra), a daughter of Minos by Pasiphae or Crete, and the wife of Theseus. (Apollod. 3.1.2.) She was the stepmother of Hippolytus, the son of Theseus, by Antiope or Hippolyte, and having fallen in love with him he repulsed her, whereupon she calumniated him before Theseus. After the death of Hippolytus, his innocence became known to his father, and Phaedra made away with herself. (Hom. Od. 11.325 ; Eurip. Hippol.; compare TIPPOLYTUS.)- A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology, William Smith, Ed.

Phaedra in Wikipedia In Greek mythology, Phaedra (Phaidra) is the daughter of Minos, wife of Theseus and the mother of Demophon of Athens and Acamas. Phaedra's name derives from the Greek word φαιδρός (phaidros), which meant "bright". Though married to Theseus, Phaedra fell in love with Hippolytus, Theseus' son born by either Hippolyta, queen of the Amazons, or Antiope, her sister. Euripides placed this story twice on the Athenian stage, of which one version survives. According to some sources, Hippolytus had spurned Aphrodite to remain a steadfast and virginal devotee of Artemis, and Aphrodite made Phaedra fall in love with him as a punishment.[1] He rejected her. Alternatively, Phaedra's nurse told Hippolytus of her love, and he swore he would not reveal her as a source of information. In revenge, Phaedra wrote Theseus a letter that claimed Hippolytus raped her...

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