The god of the river Anigrus in Elis. According to some, the horrible smell of the river was caused when Chiron, or Pylenor, another centaur, when shot by Heracles fled wounded to this river and washed his hurt in it, and that it was the Hydra's poison which gave the Anigrus its nasty smell. Others again attribute the quality of the river to Melampus the son of Amythaon, who threw into it the means he used to purify the daughters of Proetus (see Proetides).

The river god's daughters are called Anigrides.



  • Pausanias. Description of Greece v, 5.3, 9-10.