Phaedra

Phaedra

Phaedra

Phaedra was the daughter of King Minos and Queen Pasiphae of Crete, in Greek mythology.

She was the wife of Theseus, but she fell in love with her husband's son, Hippolytus. According to a version of the story, Hippolytus had mocked Aphrodite by telling her to be a virginal devotee of Artemis; so, Aphrodite made Phaedra fall for him, but he rejected her love. Bitter, Phaedra lied to her husband saying that Hippolytus raped her. Theseus cursed his son; so, a bit later, Hippolytus' chariot horses were scared by a sea monster and dragged him to death. In another version, Phaedra lied to Theseus, who killed Hippolytus; out of guilt, Phaedra committed suicide.

See Also: Phaedra and Hippolytus, Minos, Pasiphae, Hippolytus

Phaedra Q&A

Who was Phaedra?

Phaedra was the daughter of King Minos and Queen Pasiphae of Crete, in Greek mythology. She was the wife of Theseus, but she fell in love with her husband's son, Hippolytus.

Who were the parents of Phaedra?

The parents of Phaedra were Minos and Pasiphae.

Who were brothers and sisters of Phaedra?

Phaedra had 1 siblings: Ariadne.

Who was the consort of Phaedra?

Phaedra's consort was Theseus.

How many children did Phaedra have?

Phaedra had 2 children: Demophon and Acamas.

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