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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Origin stories such as that of Melikertes/ Palaimon and of Bellerophon and Pegasus helped to provide Corinth with a civic identity, which obedience to Paul's command "flee from the worship of idols" would have disrupted.
As the deity Palaimon arose, a dolphin carried Melikertes's dead body to the Isthmus, where the ruler of Corinth, Sisyphus, granted him a noble burial and honored him with the first Isthmian Games (Gebhard 168).