Using as a research source Pierre Grimal's Dictionary of Greek and Roman mythology, we have found a number of 95 characters, of which we mention Antigone, Deianira, Heracles, Narcissus, Hylonome the Centaur, Niobe, Sappho, Jocasta, Melicertes
(Palemon), Dido, Euphrates, Euridyce, Ajax, Ino (Leucothea), Cyone, Anticlea, Calydon, Melos, Phaedra, Thisbe, Parthenope, Althaea, Amata, Aura, Byblis--to mention just some of the names which are rather more popular resorted to the supreme gesture of ending their life in a free and consenting manner, either by hanging (most cases), or by tossing themselves into a void, a river or into the sea, by fire or sword.
X Noctuana stator (Godman, 1899) X Panoquina evadnes (Stoll, 1781) X Panoquina neblina Vargas & Salz., 2013 X Potamanaxas melicertes
After the murder, his wife Ino drowned herself and her other son Melicertes
. (1) Contrary to Athamas' insanity, caused by the Furies sent by Juno, Hecuba lost her mind at the sight of her daughter Polyxena enslaved and then sacrificed by the Greeks, after their victory over Troy, and of the unburied corpse of her son Polydorus, murdered by his uncle Polymnestor.
Hera mais uma vez descobriu e enviou um ataque de loucura que fez Ino e seu filho Melicertes
se jogarem do alto de um penhasco no mar entre Megara e Corinto.
El heroe fundador de los juegos seria d nino Melicertes
, nieto de Cadmo de Tebas.
(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.
Athamas (some sources say both Athamas and Ino) was driven mad by Hera, and Athamas (or both) killed one of his sons, Learchus; Ino, perhaps to escape Athamas or perhaps because she herself was mad, threw herself into the sea with her other son, Melicertes
. Both were afterward worshiped as marine divinities--Ino as Leucothea, Melicertes
He also became the father of Learchus and Melicertes
by Cadmus ' daughter Ino.
Another version made him spring into the sea for love of the sea god Melicertes
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.