Taken from the Merriam-Webster’s Encyclopedia of World Religions
Here is a dose of daily religion from A to Z.
Today’s religious topic is as follows:
“Athamas”, in Greek mythology, king of the prehistoric Minyans in the ancient Boeotian city of Orchomenus. His first wife was the goddess Nephele. But later Athamas became enamored of Ino, the daughter of CADMUS, and neglected Nephele, who disappeared in anger. Athamas and Ino incurred the wrath of the goddess HERA because Ino had nursed DIONYSUS. Athamas went mad and slew one of his sons, Learchus; Ino, to escape, threw herself into the sea with her other son, Melicertes. Both were afterward worshiped as marine divinities—Ino as LEUCOTHEA, Melicertes as Palaemon. Athamas fled from Boeotia and finally settled at Phthiotis in Thessaly.
The oldest myth of Argonauts is ahead of the Trojan Legend (II Millennium Part I). Athamas the Minyan, a founder of Halos in Thessaly.
(Comeback on 2/28/15 and continue to learn about religion. Tomorrow you’ll read and learn more about “Athanasian Creed”.
#ReligiousTopicOfTheDay, #poetsareangels.com, @FelinaSilver, #Athamas