Salome

Salome (Greek: Σαλώμη, Salōmē), the Daughter of Herodias (c. AD 14 - between 62 and 71), is known from the New Testament (Mark 6:17-29 and Matthew 14:3-11, where, however, her name is not given). Another source from Antiquity, Flavius Josephus's Jewish Antiquities, gives her name and some detail about her family relations.

Her name in Hebrew is שלומית (Shlomiẗ, IPA: ) and is derived from the root word ŠLM (שלם), meaning "peace".

Christian traditions depict her as an icon of dangerous female seductiveness, notably in regard to the dance mentioned in the New Testament, which is thought to have had an erotic element to it, and in some later transformations it has further been iconized as the dance of the seven veils. Other elements of Christian tradition concentrate on her lighthearted and cold foolishness that, according to the gospels, led to John the Baptist's death.

A new motif was added by Oscar Wilde in his Salome, in which she plays the role of femme fatale. This last interpretation, made even more memorable by Richard Strauss' opera based on Wilde's work, is not consistent with Josephus' account; according to the Romanized Jewish historian, Salome lived long enough to marry twice and raise several children. Few literary accounts elaborate the biographical data given by Josephus.

Read more about Salome:  Biblical Character, Apocryphal, Account By Flavius Josephus, Salome in The Arts, In Scientific Nomenclature

Other articles related to "salome":

Miss Georgia (country) - Representatives To Miss World
... Top 20, Miss Talent Winner 2004 Salome Chikviladse სალომე ჩიკვილაძე unplaced 2005 Salome Khelashvili სალომე ხელაშვილი unplaced 2006 Nino ...
Costobarus
... Costobarus was the second husband of Salome I, sister of Herod the Great, and governor of Idumea ... By Salome, Costobarus fathered Berenice (daughter of Salome) and Antipater IV ... Costobarus was accused of treason by Salome and presumably executed by Herod in 28 BCE ...
Lotta Faust - Vaudeville
... During an interview she admitted to being unaware of the Biblical story of Salome ... Her rendition of the Salome dance came from what she was told regarding the Wilde play ... She said she as if she really were the 14-year-old Salome while she was dancing on stage ...
Mary Salome And Zebedee
... Mary Salome and Zebedee by Tilman Riemenschneider (c.1460-1531) originally formed the right wing of an altarpiece showing the family of the Virgin Mary ... Mary Salome was another daughter of St Anne, half sister of the Virgin and wife of Zebedee ... Mary Salome is seated on a cushioned throne, turning her body to the left ...

Famous quotes containing the word salome:

    The human mind is like Salome at the beginning of dance, hidden from the outside world by seven veils. Veils of reserve, shyness, fear.
    Muriel Box (b. 1905)