That is, those after whom others are named. Some of the eponymoi are: Hippothoon, son of Poseidon and Alope, daughter of Cercyon; Antiochus, one of the children of Heracles borne to him by Midiea, daughter of Phylas; Ajax son of Telamon; Leos, who is said to have given up his daughters, at the command of the oracle, for the safety of the commonwealth; Erechtheus, who conquered the Eleusinians in battle, and killed their general, Immaradus the son of Eumolpus; Aegeus; Oeneus, the bastard son of Pandion; and Acamas, one of the children of Theseus.



  • Pausanias. Guide to Greece i, 5.2.