Or, as some MSS. call her, Demodice, the wife of Creteus, who on account of her love for Phrixus meeting with no return, accused him before Athamas. Athamas therefore wanted to kill his son, but he was saved by Nephele. (Hygin. Poët. Astr. ii. 20; Schol. ad Pind. Pyth. iv. 288; comp. ATHAMAS.)