Quid iuvat. In a case of danger and disgrace, she found that even a divine origin did not protect her.
Helvetius makes the following remarks upon the use of this word in the plural number. "The word avorum
used here in the plural number, seems designed not only to help the versification, but to add a dignity to the thing itself. And yet, upon a nearer examination, it has a quite contrary effect. For the nearer the poet placed Canace to Jupiter, the more illustrious was her pedigree. And this he might easily have done, since, according to some, Aeolus was the son of Jupiter. But, not to be too rash in passing a censure on the poet, it must be owned that the race of Aeolus is very obscure, and little known, and that mythologists differ very much in their sentiments about it. Hence it was the poet's business to derive Canace from Jupiter by a long series of ancestors, both on the father's and mother's side."