A son of Apollo and Aethusa, the daughter of Poseidon, was regarded as the founder of Eleutherae in Boeotia.1 He was the grandfather of Iasus (1) and Poemander, the founder of Tanagra.2 He is said to have been the first that erected a statue of Dionysus, and spread the worship of the god.3



  1. Stephanus of Byzantium, s.v. Ἐλευθεραί.
  2. Pausanias. Description of Greece ix, 20.2.
  3. Hyginus. Fabulae, 225.


  • 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.