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Gender: F Pronunciation: NI-ah-BEE or nee-O-bee Origin of Niobe: Greek mythology name

The mythological queen whose perpetual weeping for her slain children turned her into a stone has always cast a pall over this name.

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Niobe, ancient myth queen of Thebes. Her children were slain by Artemis and Apollo because of her hubris, she was turned into a weeping stone by the twins.

Niobe is the name of the primary character in the third novel of the "Incarnations of Immortality" series written by Piers Anthony.