LEUCOTHOE

ΛΕΥΚΟΘΟΗ

A daughter of the Babylonian king Orchamus and Eurynome, was beloved by Phoebus; but her amour was betrayed by the jealous Clytia to her father, who buried her alive; whereupon Phoebus metamorphosed her into an incense shrub. (Ov. Met. iv. 208, &c.) Leucothoe is in some writers only another form for Leucothea. (Hygin. Fab. 125.)