Niobe's Last Lament Picture

For those who don't know, Niobe is a mortal woman from Roman Mythology who bragged about her great number of children and of her superiority to the gods. Apollo and Artemis then proceeded to shoot each of her 14 children down with arrows. As her offspring lay dying, Niobe's husband Amphion committed suicide. Because of her immense grief for all of her losses, Niobe never stopped weeping. It is even believed by some that she weeps to this day.

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