Melicertes

(4 syl.). Son of Ino, a sea deity. Athamas imagined his wife to be a lioness, and her two sons to be lion's cubs. In his frenzy he slew one of the boys, and drove the other (named Melicertes) with his mother into the sea. The mother became a sea-goddess, and the boy the god of harbours.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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