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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Koester values what archaeological sites contribute to New Testament interpretation; his essays here look at Thessalonica, the cult of Isis and Serapis in Pergamom, and at Melikertes in the Isthmus of Corinth.