Leucothea


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Leucothea

(lo͞okŏth`ēə), in Greek mythology, sea deity. In some legends she was the deification of 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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, the wife of Athamas; in others she was the deification of the sea nymph Halia, mother of Rhodos. The Romans identified Matuta with her.
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Meanwhile To resalute the World with sacred Light LEUCOTHEA wak'd, and with fresh dews imbalmd The Earth, when ADAM and first Matron EVE Had ended now thir Orisons, and found, Strength added from above, new hope to spring Out of despaire, joy, but with fear yet linkt; Which thus to EVE his welcome words renewd.
When he was in this plight, Ino daughter of Cadmus, also called Leucothea, saw him.
Kathleen died 20 years ago, but her children Graham Day, 68, Sabrina Steelsmith, 72, and Leucothea Simms, 62, were at the unveiling.
Sabrina and Leucothea, who lives in Norfolk, remembered their mother telling them about her feat when they were young.
In Book V, when Odysseus is shipwrecked, he is urged (according to Robert Fagles) by Leucothea to "strip off those clothes and leave your craft .
What about Leucothea daring to save Odysseus despite the will of her sovereign lord Neptune?
Her jealousy of her sister Leucothea, who shared his affection, led Clytie to plot her sister's death.
Ovid relates how Apollo turned the Princess Clytiain to a sunflower as punishment for exposing his romance with her sister Leucothea.