A son of Minos and nymph Paria. He and his three brothers — Eurymedon, Nephalion, and Philolaus — lived on the island of Paros. When Heracles's ship landed on Paros, two of his companions were killed by the sons of Minos. Heracles killed them on the spot and laid sieged to the city, until the inhabitants sent envoys to request that he would take two of them to replace the men he lost. Heracles lifted the siege and took aboard the sons of Androgeus, namely Alcaeus and Sthenelus.



  • Pseudo-Apollodorus. The Library ii, 5.9; iii, 1.2.
  • Smith, William. (1870). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. London: Taylor, Walton, and Maberly.