In "Greek mythology, Helike ("/ˈhɛlɪkiː/; "Greek: Ἑλίκη, pronounced "[heˈlikɛː], modern Greek pronunciation: "[eˈlici]) was a name of several women. One was a "nymph and one was a Queen of "Chios.
Helike nurtured god "Zeus in his infancy on "Crete.
Her name suggests that she was a ""willow-nymph", just as there were "oak-tree nymphs and "ash-nymphs ("Dryads and "Meliae).
It is likely that she is the same as "Ide.
Helike was in antiquity a common proper name for the "constellation "Ursa Major.
Queen Helike was a wife of "King Oenopion of Chios and their children were:
This Helike was a wife of a man called "Ion and mother of woman called "Bura.
Ion built the city and named it after his wife. They were wed by "Selinus.