Greek - Son of Athamas and Ino. Brother of Learchus. When Athamas was driven mad by Hera he killed his son Learchus, mistaking him for a stag, and would have killed Melicertes had not Ino snatched him up and plunged with him into the sea. She was changed into the sea-goddess Leucothea and he became the sea-god Palaemon. In some accounts, known as Melicertes, Melikertes, Melikertes, Roman Portu(m)nus or Roman Portu(m)nus.

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