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Harmonia's Robe

On the marriage of Harmonia, Vulcan, to avenge the infidelity of her mother, made the bride a present of a robe dyed in all sorts of crimes, which infused wickedness and impiety into all her offspring. Both Harmonia and Cadmos, after having suffered many misfortunes, and seen their children a sorrow to them, were changed into serpents. (Pausanias, 9, 10.) (See Nessus.)

Medea, in a fit of jealousy, sent Creusa a wedding robe, which burnt her to death. (Euripides Medea.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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