Athamas



noun
(Greek myth) a king of Orchomenus in Boeotia; the father of Phrixus and Helle by his first wife Nephele, whom he deserted for Ino
Historical Examples

athamas, regarding this as the fulfilment of the oracle, settled there and married a third wife, Themisto.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 7 Various

The old man is either Silenus, or it may be athamas, Inos husband.
Finger-Ring Lore William Jones

Now Pelias, brother of athamas, had usurped the throne of Thessaly.
The Boy With the U.S. Miners Francis Rolt-Wheeler

athamas, having incurred the wrath of Hera, was seized with madness, and slew his son Learchus.
The Sources and Analogues of ‘A Midsummer-night’s Dream’ Compiled by Frank Sidgwick

athamas: Married to a sister of Semele, was made insane by the angry Juno, with the result described in the text.
The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri Dante Alighieri

There are several species, having the same general form as the Jason, including athamas, pl.
Illustrations of Exotic Entomology, Volume 1 Dru Drury

In the story of the Argonautic expedition we have athamas, who marries Nephele (the mist).
Myths of Greece and Rome H. A. Guerber

The whole athamas story, in Greece, is a tissue of popular tales found in every part of the world.
Folk Stories from Southern Nigeria, West Africa Elphinstone Dayrell

Then madness came upon that foolish king athamas, and ruin upon Ino and her children.
Myths That Every Child Should Know Various

Many, many years ago, there was a man called athamas, and he had a wife whose name was Nephele.
Museum of Antiquity L. W. Yaggy

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