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Melicertes

by Adam Gulliford, Clarksville Middle School
God of harbors in Greek mythology, he was the son of Athamas and Ino, and the brother of Learchus. In order to save her son from her father, who had gone insane, Ino threw him into the sea, where he was transformed into the sea god, Palaemon. In memory of this event and in honor of the god, Sisyphus made the Isthmian Games. The legend of Melicertes is presented in the sources with many variations due to being passed down to one generation after another

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