A son of the river god Peneus in Thessaly, from whom the district about Orchomenos in Boeotia was called Andreis.1 In another passage2 Pausanias speaks of Andreus (it is, however, uncertain whether he means the same man as the former) as the person who first colonized Andros.

According to Diodorus3 Andreus was one of the generals of Rhadamanthys, from whom he received the island afterwards called Andros as a present. Stephanus of Byzantium, Conon,4 and Ovid,5 call this first colonizer of Andros, Andrus and not Andreus.



  1. Pausanias. Description of Greece ix, 34.5.
  2. ibid. x, 13.3.
  3. v, 79.
  4. Narratives, 41.
  5. Metamorphoses xiv, 639.


  • 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.