Antigone of Troy

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Antigone (/ænˈtɪɡəni/ ann-TIG-ə-nee; Greek: Ἀντιγόνη) of Troy is a minor figure in Greek mythology. She is the daughter of the Trojan king Laomedon and the sister of Priam.[1] The meaning of the name is, as in the case of the masculine equivalent Antigonus, "worthy of one's parents" or "in place of one's parents".


Antigone claimed that her hair was more beautiful than that of the goddess Hera. Hera, who was angered by that claim, turned Antigone's hair into snakes. Later, another god, pitying her, turned her into a stork. Thereafter the stork preyed on snakes.


  1. ^ Ovid. Metamophoses, Book 6.93


  • Michael Grant, John Hazel: Who's Who in Classical Mythology. Routledge 2001, ISBN 0-415-26041-8, p. 56 (restricted online version (google books))