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



  1. Pseudo-Apollodorus. The Library ii, 1.1.
  2. Pausanias. Description of Greece ii, 5.5; vii, 1.1.


  • Smith, William. (1870). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. London: Taylor, Walton, and Maberly.