A son of Ardys and king of the Leleges at Pedasus, or a priest at Lyrnessus (Asia Minor). When the Greeks invaded his city, his daughter Hippodamia — better known as Briseis — was taken as a war-prize by Achilles.
Briseus is said to have hanged himself when he lost his daughter.1
- Homer. Iliad i, 392; ii, 689.
- Smith, William. (1870). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. London: Taylor, Walton, and Maberly.