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Athamas

(ăth`əmăs), in Greek mythology, king of Boeotia. He married Nephele, who bore him Phrixus and Helle, but he later fell in love with InoIno
, 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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, who bore him Learchus and Melicertes. According to one legend, Athamas went mad, killed Learchus and forced Ino, who was fleeing with Melicertes, to leap to her death in the sea.
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The pale and naked shades of Gianni Schicchi and Myrrha are compared to the frenzied figures of Athamas and Hecuba.
Juno prevails on Tisiphone to drive Ino and Athamas mad, and Ino throws herself and her child over a cliff-top into the sea.
The apocalyptic "strife of blood" (E 66; E 15: 11) predicted in the verbal text's final lines is counterpointed in the final visual image, which recalls The Fury of Athamas (1794) by Blake's friend the sculptor John Flaxman (Behrendt, "Europe").
In days past a Greek king called Athamas banished his wife and took another, a beautiful but wicked woman who persuaded Athamus to kill his own children; but a golden ram swooped down from the skies and carried the children away.
Athamas, a son of Aeolus and ruler of Boeotia, married the phantom Nephele (see Ixion ), who bore him a son, Phrixus, and a daughter, Helle.
That standard was intermittently approached by the spin ted mezzo-soprano Allyson McHardy (Juno and Ino), American tenor William Burdon Jupiter, the agile soprano Katherine Whyte (Iris), American bass Steven Humes (Cadmus and Somnus) and American countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo (Athamas).
eyes; the Pan-lashed Athamas seeing his son Learchus as a stag and his
She was customarily identified with Ino, daughter of the Phoenician Cadmus; because she cared for the infant god Dionysus, the goddess Hera drove Ino (or her husband, Athamas) mad so that she and her son, Melicertes, leaped terrified into the sea.
Anita Krause deployed her ample mezzo ably enough in both her roles, but expressed Ino's longing for Athamas more persuasively than the betrayed Juno's cosmic fury (Krause sounded merely vexed).
Travelling effortlessly between Athamas and Ino, Atreus and Aerope (Salt.
Athamas In Greek mythology, king of the prehistoric Minyans in the ancient Boeotian city of Orchomenus.
It was a shame to cut Athamas's show-stopping final aria with a mellifluous countertenor like Canadian Matthew White on hand, but a rejoicing Athamas would not have fit Lawless's concept.