(Atalyah (u) or Athalia) Queen of Judah. Daughter of Ahab, King of Israel, and the tiria Jezebel, was the wife of Jehoram, King of Judah, who exerted great influence. On the death of her husband and his son Ajazya (Ahaziah), he/she usurped the throne and killed the family Royal descendant of David, King of Israel, but escaped the little Joas, thanks to Yehoseba, daughter of King Jehoram and wife of the high priest Joyada, who hid it in the temple. Atalia favoured the worship of Baal, following the practices of their mother. After six years of reign, was murdered in the course of a Palatine revolution led by the priest Joyada. The throne passed to be occupied by Joash.