Second wife of Priam, and mother of nineteen children. When
Troy was taken by the Greeks she fell to the lot of Ulysses. She was
afterwards metamorphosed into a dog, and threw herself into the sea.
The place where she perished was afterwards called the Dog's—
grave (cynos-sema). (
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894