Meaning of Phaedra in English:


Pronunciation /ˈfeɪdrə/ /ˈfiːdrə/

proper noun

Greek Mythology
  • The wife of Theseus. She fell in love with her stepson Hippolytus, who rejected her, whereupon she hanged herself, leaving behind a letter which accused him of raping her. Theseus would not believe his son's protestations of innocence and banished him.