A son of Arcas by Leaneira, or according to others, by Meganeira, Chrysopeleia, or Erato.1 When Apheidas and his two brothers had grown up, their father divided his kingdom among them. Apheidas obtained Tegea and the surrounding territory, which was therefore called by poets the κλῆρος Ἀφειδάντειος (klēros Apheidanteios). Apheidas had a son named Aleus.2



  1. Pseudo-Apollodorus. The Library iii, 9.1.
  2. Pausanias. Description of Greece viii, 4.2


  • Smith, William. (1870). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. London: Taylor, Walton, and Maberly.

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