A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology

Smith, William

A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology. William Smith, LLD, ed. 1890


1. A son of Areas by Leaneira, Metaneira, or by the nymph Chrysopeleia. He was a brother of Azan and Apheidas, and king of Arcadia. By his wife Laodice he had four sons, Stymphalus, Aepytus, Cyllen, and Pereus. (Apollod. 3.9.1, 10.3; Paus. 8.4.2.) He is also called the father of Ischys (Pind. P. 3.31) and of Dotis. (Steph. Byz. s. v. Δώτιον.) He is said to have resided on mount Cyllene, and to have gone from thence to Phocis, where he protected the Phocians and the Delphic sanctuary against the Phlegyans, and founded the town of Elateia. (Paus. l.c., 10.34.3.) A statue of his stood in the market-place of Elateia, and another at Tegea. (Paus. 10.34.3, 8.48.6.)