Athamas

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Athamas

(ˈæθəˌmæs)
n
(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth a king of Orchomenus in Boeotia; the father of Phrixus and Helle by his first wife Nephele, whom he deserted for Ino
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She drove him into madness so that he turned on his wife Ino and two sons, murdering Melikertes's older brother, Learchus.
Blinded by fury, Athamas killed his son Learchus, believing, in his insanity, that his wife was a lioness with two cubs.
eyes; the Pan-lashed Athamas seeing his son Learchus as a stag and his