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īnō , ūs, f. (Ino , ōnis, Hyg. Fab. 2),
I.daughter of Cadmus and Harmonia, sister of Semele, wife of Athamas king of Thebes, nurse of Bacchus, mother of Learchus and Melicerta, and step-mother of Phrixus and Helle. Being pursued by Athamas, who had become raving mad, she threw herself with Melicerta into the sea, whereupon they were both changed into sea-deities. Ino, as such, was called Matuta (Gr. Leucothea), and Melicerta Palaemon or Portumnus, Cic. Tusc. 1, 12, 28; Ov. M. 4, 416 sq.; id. F. 6, 485; Hor. A. P. 123 al.; cf. Preller's Gr. Mythol. 1, p. 377 sq.—Hence,
II. Īnōŭs , a, um, adj., of or belonging to Ino: “Melicerta,Verg. G. 1, 437; cf. “Palaemon,id. A. 5, 823: “sinus,Ov. M. 4, 497: “pectus,Stat. S. 2, 1, 98: “doli,Ov. A. A. 3, 176: “arae,where Ino wished to sacrifice Phrixus, Val. Fl. 1, 521: “undae,where Ino threw herself into the sea, id. ib. 2, 608: “Isthmus,where games were celebrated by Athamas in honor of Ino, Stat. S. 4, 3, 60: “Lechaeum,a promontory of the isthmus just mentioned, id. ib. 2, 2, 35.
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