The patronymic given to the male descendants of Abas, specifically Acrisius, Abas' son, and Perseus, Abas' great-grandson. His female descendants, which included Danaë and Atalanta, were called Abantias.



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  • Ovid. Metamorphoses iv, 607, 673; v, 138, 236.
  • Smith, William. (1870). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. London: Taylor, Walton, and Maberly.