Definition of Philomela in English:

Philomela

(also Philomel)

proper noun

Greek Mythology
  • The daughter of Pandion, king of Athens. She was turned into a swallow and her sister Procne into a nightingale (or, in Latin versions, into a nightingale with Procne the swallow) when they were being pursued by the cruel Tereus, who had married Procne and raped Philomela.

Pronunciation

Philomela

/ˌfiləˈmēlə/