or Leu·koth·e·a

[ loo-koth-ee-uh ]

nounClassical Mythology.
  1. 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

Words Nearby Leucothea

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How to use Leucothea in a sentence

  • 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
  • Ino Leucothea, Ino the white Goddess, beholds him with pity in his extremity—she was once mortal herself but now is divine.

    Homer's Odyssey | Denton J. Snider
  • Two other minor deities of the sea were Leucothea and Palmon.

  • When he was in this plight, Ino daughter of Cadmus, also called Leucothea, saw him.

    The Odyssey | Homer
  • Leucothea was originally a mortal named Ino, daughter of Cadmus, king of Thebes.