Gr. Myth. sister of Philomela and wife of Tereus, transformed into a swallow by the gods
Origin of ProcneClassical Latin from Classical Greek Prokn?
An Athenian princess who avenged the betrayal and cruelty of her husband, Tereus, by killing their son. She and her sister Philomela were changed into a swallow and a nightingale as Tereus pursued them.