Merope

Merope

[mer-uh-pee]
noun Classical Mythology.
1.
a queen of Corinth and the foster mother of Oedipus.
2.
a queen of Messenia, the wife of Cresphontes and mother of Aepytus, who with Aepytus sought revenge upon Polyphontes, the brother and murderer of Cresphontes.
3.
one of the six visible stars in the Pleiades.
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