Ino was Athamas’ second husband. His first wife was Nephele, and they had two children, Phrixus and Helle.
Ino plotted against her stepchildren and persuaded all the women in the city to parch their wheat and not tell their husbands.
Naturally there was a poor harvest and so the people went to an oracle for help. She falsified the oracle and bribed him to tell the people that if they sacrificed Phrixus [ her stepson] that the Gods would be happy and their wheat would grow again.