The name Ino assumed after she was changed into a sea nymph. As a seagull she helped the shipwrecked Odysseus reach the island of Scheria, where he is welcomed by the hospitable Phaeacians. Her son Palaemon was a sea god who came to the aid of sailors in distress.



  • Cooper, J.C., ed. (1997). Brewer's Book of Myth and Legend. Oxford: Helicon Publishing Ltd.
  • Ovid. Metamorphoses iv, 512-542.