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Palaemon


Palaemon, Greco-Roman, was a minor sea god, originally Melikertes, son of Ino (Leukothea). He was deified by the gods when his mother, cradling her son in her arms, threw herself from a cliff into the sea. The reason being, according to legends, she became insane or was escaping the wrath of Athanas, King of Thebes. A.G.H.


Source:

Jordan, Michael, Encyclopedia of Gods, New York, Facts On File, Inc. 1993, p. 199

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