In the Golden Bough,1 Sir James George Frazer writes that although the women initially refused, the divine fury eventually infected them and they were seized by a fierce longing to partake of human flesh. They drew lots to determine which of them should sacrifice her child to furnish a cannibal feast. The lot fell upon Leucippe and she surrendered her son Hippasus, who was torn limb from limb by the three.
- Aelian. Various Histories iii, 42.