An Arcadian hero. He was the father of Phialo, by whom Heracles begot a son, Aechmagoras. Alcimedon exposed mother and child to perish on a mountain, but the baby started to cry and a jay heard him wailing and began to imitate his cries. Heracles, who happened to pass along the road, discovered them and saved them both.

The Arcadian plain Alcimedon derived its name from him.



  • Pausanias. Description of Greece viii, 12.2-4.