or Leu·koth·e·a


noun Classical Mythology.

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
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Examples from the Web for leucothea

Historical Examples of leucothea

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • I' no, or Leucothea—a daughter of Cadmus, a sea-nymph who helped Odysseus by giving him an enchanted veil.