Learchus


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Learchus:

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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 and 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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After Pandora has arranged a tryst with Learchus, her husband Stesias enters and she has to feign loyalty to him: "Go, goe, Learchus, I am Stesiasses.
He also became the father of Learchus and Melicertes by Cadmus ' daughter Ino.