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  1. Greek myth a king of Orchomenus in Boeotia; the father of Phrixus and Helle by his first wife Nephele, whom he deserted for Ino
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Examples from the Web for athamas

Historical Examples

  • At last she persuaded Athamas that he ought to kill Phrixos.

    Museum of Antiquity

    L. W. Yaggy

  • The old man is either Silenus, or it may be Athamas, Inos husband.

    Finger-Ring Lore

    William Jones

  • Now Pelias, brother of Athamas, had usurped the throne of Thessaly.

    The Boy With the U.S. Miners

    Francis Rolt-Wheeler

  • King Athamas grew weary of this, for often his wife would be long away.

  • Athamas, having incurred the wrath of Hera, was seized with madness, and slew his son Learchus.