Despite these tales, the people still mourn Amphion who lost his seven sons. Most people blame Niobe, but Pelops weeps for her. Pelops was a boy who was dismembered by his father. He was reassembled by the gods who placed an ivory patch in his shoulder to reconnect his arm to his body.
Although the gods saved Pelops from his cruel human father, Pelops is able to empathize with Niobe’s plight. It is likely that he valued the motherly pride that led her to champion her children above anything else.