The brother of Aspalis. When the tyrant Meliteus ordered her abduction she hanged herself instead. Astygites disguised himself as his sister and put on her clothes, beneath which he hid a sword, and when Meliteus' men came he allowed himself to be taken. He was brought before Meliteus and when they were alone, Astygites killed him. Astygites then became king himself.



  • Antoninus Liberalis, 13.
  • Grimal, Pierre; Kershaw, Stephen. (1992). The Penguin Dictionary of Classical Mythology. London: Penguin Books.