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Merope (/ˈmɛrəp/; Greek Μερόπη) was originally the name of several, probably unrelated, characters in Greek mythology. The name may refer to:

Greek mythology[edit]

Books and music[edit]

  • Merope, an 18th-century opera libretto written by Apostolo Zeno and set to music by a number of composers
  • Merope Riddle (née Gaunt), mother of Lord Voldemort in the Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling
  • Mérope, a play by Voltaire
  • Merope Ward, a main character in the 2010 two-part novel Blackout/All Clear by Connie Willis
  • "Merope", tragic poem by Matthew Arnold, 1858

Plants and animals[edit]



In Popular Culture[edit]

"Merope" was used in Deathworld 3 by Harry Harrison (writer) for the name of horse-like creatures on the planet Felicity domesticated and ridden by the nomads of the northern plains of the continent.