Philomela threatens to tell the world of his unforgivable act so Tereus cuts out her tongue, rapes her again, and leaves her imprisoned in a cabin in the woods. Since she is unable to speak, Philomela weaves the story into a tapestry. She sends the tapestry to her sister, revealing the crime through the woven word. Procne finds her sister and brings her back to the palace to plot revenge against Tereus. Procne kills their son, Itys, and puts the pieces of his dismembered body in Tereus’ dinner.