A son of Mecisteus, is mentioned by Apollodorus1 among the Argonauts, and was one of the Epigoni who took and destroyed Thebes.2 He was a brave warrior, and at the funeral games of Oedipus he conquered all his competitors3 with the exception of Epeius, who excelled him in wrestling. He accompanied Diomedes to Troy, where he was one of the bravest heroes, and slew several Trojans.4


In the painting of Polygnotus at Delphi, he was represented as being wounded; and there was also a statue of him at Delphi, which stood between those of Diomedes and Aegialeus.5



  1. The Library i, 9.16.
  2. Pausanias. Description of Greece ii, 20.4; Pseudo-Apollodorus. The Library iii, 7.2.
  3. Homer. Iliad xxiii, 608.
  4. Iliad ii, 565; vi, 20; Pausanias. Description of Greece ii, 30.9.
  5. Pausanias. Description of Greece x, 10.2, 25.2.


  • 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.