The daughter of Iobates and wife of King Proetus of Argos, and by him the mother of Maera. She lusted after the hero Bellerophon, and would have had him lie with her in secret, but he refused. Angered at being rejected, she told her husband that Bellerophon had forced her against her will. Proetus dared not slay the hero himself and sent him to his father-in-law, asking him to put Bellerophon to death. Antea later committed suicide.

The Greek tragedians call the wife of Proetus Stheneboea.



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