Melicertes


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Melicertes

(mĕl'ĭsûr`tēz): see AthamasAthamas
, in Greek mythology, king of Boeotia. He married Nephele, who bore him Phrixus and Helle, but he later fell in love with Ino, who bore him Learchus and Melicertes.
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, in Greek mythology, daughter of Cadmus. She was the wife of Athamas, to whom she bore Learchus and Melicertes. She plotted to kill her stepchildren, Phrixus and Helle, but their mother, Nephele, saved them with the help of a winged ram (see Golden Fleece).
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14) In her study of the function of singing laments in the hero cults represented in the Heroicus, Pache notes that in the cults of Achilles, Melicertes and Medea, Philostratus describes the rites in terms of singing.