A son of Cretheus and Tyro,1 and brother of Aeson and Pheres.2 He was a mighty warrior and charioteer. He dwelt at Pylos in Messenia, and by Idomene became the father of Bias, Melampus, and Aeolia.3 According to Pindar,4 he and several other members of his family went to Iolcus to intercede with Pelias on behalf of Jason.

Pausanias5 mentions him among those to whom the restoration of the Olympian games was ascribed.



  1. Homer. Odyssey xii, 235 ff.
  2. ibid. xii, 259.
  3. Pseudo-Apollodorus. The Library i, 9.11, 7.7.
  4. Pythian Odes iv, 220 ff.
  5. Description of Greece v, 8.1.


  • 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.