Polycaste

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Polycaste[pronunciation?] is the name of several different women in Greek mythology:

  • Polycaste, is the sister of Daedalus and the mother of Perdix. Because her brother killed her son, she laughed with joy when she saw Icarus (Daedalus' own son) fall into the sea and drown because he had flown too close to the sun.

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 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSmith, William, ed. (1870). "article name needed". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology.