Agave, (Agaue). Daughter of Cadmus and wife of Echion. She, with other women, in a bacchanalian frenzy, tore to pieces her own son Pentheus.
This text is from: Harry Thurston Peck, Harpers Dictionary of Classical Antiquities. Cited Nov 2002 from The Perseus Project URL below, which contains interesting hyperlinks
(Scolus) said to be the place from which Pentheus was brought when he was torn to pieces. For more information see Ancient Thebes, Mythology, Ancient Fables
Receive our daily Newsletter with all the latest updates on the Greek Travel industry.Subscribe now!