A son of Arcas by Leaneira, Metaneira, or by the nymph Chrysopeleia or Erato. He was a brother of Azan and Apheidas, and king of Arcadia. By his wife Laodice he had four sons: Stymphalus, Aepytus, Cyllen, and Pereus.1 He is also called the father of Ischys2 and of Dotis.3 He is said to have resided on Mount Cyllene, and to have gone from thence to Phocis, where he protected the Phocians and the Delphic sanctuary against the Phlegyans, and founded the town of Elateia.4

A statue of his stood in the market-place of Elateia, and another at Tegea.5



  1. Pseudo-Apollodorus. The Library iii, 9.1, 10.3; Pausanias. Description of Greece viii, 4.2, 4.
  2. Pindar. Pythian Odes iii, 31.
  3. Stephanus of Byzantium, s.v. Δώτιον.
  4. Pausanias, l.c.; x, 34.3.
  5. ibid. x, 34.3; viii, 48.6.


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

This article incorporates text from Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology (1870) by William Smith, which is in the public domain.