Now I know that this comes off as a bit random from the schedule that I was setting up, but I realized that I have a graduation trip with my aunts to Italy, Croatia, Greece, and Turkey. So after this blog I'll be gone for a while (two weeks) so I hope you like this blog and wish me luck (maybe I'll find some local stories in Greece). (This Was a Very Old blog)
This is an obscure myth, one that few of you maybe aware of. It is a story of passion, revenge, and metamorphosis. It is also a tale of douchebaggery, not divine mind, but mortal douchebaggery.
It could have been worse Tiger
See King Tereus was a Thracian King who was a son of the Ares (so there is a red flag right there). Like his divine father, Tereus had both his father's anger streak and his rape streak. He had a wife named Procne, but he soon got bored with her and was smitten with Procne's sister Philomela. What Tereus did next is one of the most despicable acts in Greek mythology. Sure someone is almost always raped in Greek Mythology, but it is the aftermath that makes it even more worse. Tereus didn't want his wife to find about this so he cut off the tongue of Philomela and locked her up in a castle. Tereus told his wife that her sister was dead, but Philomela would get her revenge.
Why are you constantly playing charades with me now?
See Philomela wove a letters in a tapestry that was for some reason sent to her sister. It said all the things that Tereus did to her and asked for revenge. So what was Procne's reaction and idea of revenge you may ask? She killed her son and served him to Tereus for dinner. (No really)
What's this? I told I wanted it done rare!
So as you can see Tereus didn't like eating his own son, so he chased down his wife and her sister (who somehow escaped) and in the end they were all turned into birds. Wow that story ended on a weird note. I hope you enjoy these blogs and to end this particular one I want to share with you all the horrible botched vlog on Greek Mythology