A son of Phegeus, king of Psophis, in Arcadia. He was brother of Pronous and Arsinoe, who was married to Alcmaeon, but was abandoned by him. When Alcmaeon wanted to give the celebrated necklace and peplos of Harmonia to his second wife Callirrhoe, the daughter of Achelous, he was slain by Agenor and Pronous at the instigation of Phegeus. But when the two brothers came to Delphi, where they intended to dedicate the necklace and peplos, they were killed by Amphoterus and Acarnan, the sons of Alcmaeon and Callirrhoe.1

Pausanias,2 who relates the same story, calls the children of Phegeus, Temenus, Axion, and Alphesiboea.



  1. Pseudo-Apollodorus. The Library iii, 7.5.
  2. Description of Greece viii, 24.4.


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

This article incorporates text from Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology (1870) by William Smith, which is in the public domain.