Ino

Ino, in Greek mythology, a daughter of Cadmus and Harmonia. By command of Juno, Athamas, king of Orchomenus, had married Nephele, by whom he was father of Phrixus and Helle; but he was also secretly wedded to Ino, by whom he had Learchus and Melicertes. Hating the children of her rival, Ino persuaded her husband that the gods were angry with him, and could only be appeased by the sacrifice of Phrixus and Helle. Nephele rescued the children, and Mercury punished Ino by giving her the young Bacchus to nurse, which brought down on her and her husband the anger of Juno. Athamas was driven mad, and in this state killed his son Learchus; while Ino, flying for safety with Melicertes in her arms, leaped into the sea. Neptune changed her into a sea goddess, giving her the name of Leucothea, while Melicertes became Pala?mon. There are wide variations in the traditions concerning Ino. .AEschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, and Achaeus have used her story in their tragedies.

Inowraclaw, Or Jung-Breslau

Inowraclaw, Or Jung-Breslau, a town of Prussia, in the province of Posen, 24 m. S. E. of Bromberg; pop. in 1872, 7,429, including over 3,000 Jews. It contains a Roman Catholic and a Protestant church, a synagogue, and large saltpetre works. An extensive deposit of mineral salt was discovered there in 1871.

Insectivora

Insectivora, an order of mammals, separated from carnivora, feeding wholly or principally on insects, their teeth being studded with sharp points, feet short and plantigrade, often fitted for digging, and with perfect clavicles. The principal families are the hedgehogs, moles, and shrews, which have been described in their alphabetical order.

Insessores

Insessores, the perching birds, the most numerous of the class, differing from each other greatly in many respects, but agreeing in having three toes directed forward and one backward, neither armed with talons nor webbed. They have been divided by the German ornithologists into the suborders strisores, in which the hind toe may be turned forward, like the humming birds, swifts, and goatsuckers, with a feeble voice; clamatores, noisy, like the kingfishers and the flycatchers; and oscines, singing birds, in which the larynx has five pairs of muscles for the production of song. The last includes the thrushes, warblers, swallows, mocking bird, nightingale, lark, finches, sparrows, crows, and other birds noted either for their song or powers of mimicry or articulation.

Insterburg

Insterburg, a town of Prussia, in the province of East Prussia, capital of a circle of the same name, 53 m. E. of Konigsberg, on the railway to Gumbinnen, and at the confluence of the Angerap and Inster rivers, forming the Pregel; pop. in 1871, 7,185. There are manufactories of beet sugar, wool, cotton, linen, earthenware, and leather, and an important trade in corn and linseed. The castle of In-sterburg was founded by the Teutonic knights.