A son of Ares. He was one of the hunters in the Calydonian Hunt and was present at the battle of the Lapiths and Centaurs.1 He was murdered by his own brother Tereus, who had received an oracle that his son Itys should fall by the hand of a relative.2



  1. Ovid. Metamorphoses viii, 260-328; xii, 290-326.
  2. Pseudo-Apollodorus. The Library i, 8.2; Hyginus. Fabulae, 45.


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