- a sea goddess, the deified Ino, who gave Odysseus a veil as a float after a storm had destroyed his raft.
Origin of Leucothea
< Greek: literally, the white goddess
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for leucothea
Two other minor deities of the sea were Leucothea and Palmon.Stories of Old Greece and Rome
Emilie Kip Baker
When he was in this plight, Ino daughter of Cadmus, also called Leucothea, saw him.The Odyssey
If he girded himself with the consecrated veil of Leucothea, the Goddess of the calm, Neptune himself in wrath could not sink him.Homer's Odyssey
Denton J. Snider
Phbus, enraged with Clytie for causing the death of his beloved Leucothea, heeded not her sighs and spurned her embraces.Plant Lore, Legends, and Lyrics
I' no, or Leucothea—a daughter of Cadmus, a sea-nymph who helped Odysseus by giving him an enchanted veil.