Iamus, the son of Apollo and Evadne, has his tale told by Pindar in his Olympian Odes. When a newborn baby, Iamus was fed by two snakes on the 'innocuous venom of bees' (ios, accusative ion, 'venom'), and at five days old he was found with his 'tender body bedewed with the yellow and red rays' of violets (ion, 'violet'), so his mother called him Iamos, 'violety'. A colourful origin, but it is disturbing that violets do not normally have 'yellow and red rays'. Perhaps Pindar had another flower in mind, such as the gillyflower.