Niobe was married to Amphion. They had a total of fourteen children, seven male and seven female, and she made fun of the goddess Leto, who only had the twins Apollo and Artemis. Because of her boasting, she caused the anger of the twin gods who did not like that her mother was being taunted; Apollo killed all of Niobe's son, while Artemis killed all of her daughters. In some accounts, one of her daughters, Meliboea, was left unharmed. Upon seeing his children, Amphion killed himself; Niobe, in despair, fled and reached Mount Sipylus, where she turned into a rock. The rock became known as the Weeping Rock, as it was believed that the rainwater that fell through the pores of the limestone resembled the tears of Niobe.
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