A son of Poseidon. He was an ancient Boeotian hero, from whom the Boeotian Aonians and the country of Boeotia (for Boeotia was anciently called Aonia) were believed to have derived their names.



  • Pausanias. Description of Greece ix, 5.1.
  • Smith, William. (1870). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. London: Taylor, Walton, and Maberly.
  • Statius. Thebaid i, 34.
  • Stephanus of Byzantium, s.v. Βοιωτία.