Diodorus1 says, that the second Aeolus was the great-grandson of the first Aeolus, being the son of Hippotes and Melanippe, and the grandson of Mimas the son of Aeolus. Arne, the daughter of this second Aeolus, afterwards became mother of a third Aeolus.2

In another passage3 Diodorus represents the third Aeolus as a son of Hippotes.



  1. Historical Library iv, 67.
  2. Comp. Pausanias. Description of Greece ix, 40.3.
  3. Historical Library v, 7.


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

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