A son of the river god Inachus and the Oceanid Melia. A part of the Peloponnese derived its name of him, namely Achaea.1
According to a Sicyonian tradition, he was an autochton, the brother of Phoroneus and first king of Sicyon. The foundation of the town of Aegialeia was ascribed to him.2
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Article created on Thursday, January 31, 2008.