Albion, or Alebion (Ἀλεβίων), was a son of Poseidon and brother of Dercynus or Bergion, together with whom he attacked Heracles, when he passed through their country (Liguria) with the oxen of Geryon. But they paid for their presumption with their lives.1 The Scholiast on Lycophron2 calls the brother of Alebion, Ligys.

The story is also alluded to in Hyginus3 and Dionysius.4



  1. Pseudo-Apollodorus. The Library ii, 5.10; Pomponius Mela, ii, 5.39.
  2. 648.
  3. Poetical Astronomy, ii, 6.
  4. i, 41.


  • 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.