She is generally thought to have been Ino, called also Leucothea, or the daughters of Ino (according to others) brought him up.
Two other minor deities of the sea were Leucothea and Palmon.
Leucothea was originally a mortal named Ino, daughter of Cadmus, king of Thebes.
If he girded himself with the consecrated veil of Leucothea, the Goddess of the calm, Neptune himself in wrath could not sink him.
It was erroneously named by Winckelmann "Leucothea nursing the infant Bacchus."
Phbus, enraged with Clytie for causing the death of his beloved Leucothea, heeded not her sighs and spurned her embraces.
Ino threw herself with Melicertes into the sea, and both became sea-gods, called Leucothea and Palaemon.
I' no, or Leucothea—a daughter of Cadmus, a sea-nymph who helped Odysseus by giving him an enchanted veil.
When he was in this plight, Ino daughter of Cadmus, also called Leucothea, saw him.
The gods, out of compassion, made her a goddess of the sea under the name of Leucothea, and her son a god under that of Palæmon.