In Greek mythology, the Niobids were the kids of Amphionof Thebes and Niobe, slain by Apollo and Artemis because Niobe, born of the royal house of Phrygia, had boastfully compared the greater amount of her own offspring with those of Leto, Apollo's and Artemis' mom: a classic example of hubris.
In another variant of the myth, the Niobids are the kids of Niobe and Philottus, daughter of Assaon. When Niobe dares to contend about the attractiveness of her kids with Leto, Leto comes up with multistage punishment. Philottus is killed while hunting. Subsequently, advances are made by her dad Assaon . He burns them to departure and invites her kids to a banquet. From a stone, Niobe flings herself as an outcome of these calamities. Assaon, representing his offenses over, additionally killed himself.
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