festivals celebrated in several parts of Greece, in honour of the ancient
heroine Ino. At Megara she was honoured with an annual saerifice, because
the Megarians believed that her body had been cast by the waves upon their
coast, and that it had been found and buried there by Kleso and Tauropolis
). Another festival of Ino
was celebrated at Epidaurus Limera, in Laconia. In the neighbourhood of this
town there was a small but very deep lake, called the water of Ino, and at
the festival of the heroine the people threw barley-cakes into the water.
When the cakes sank it was considered a propitious sign, but when they swam
on the surface it was an evil sign. (Paus.
.) An annual festival, with contests and sacrifices, in honour
of Ino, was also held on the Corinthian Isthmus, and was said to have been
instituted by king Sisyphus. (Tzetzes ad Lycophr.