A son of Irus and Demonassa, and a grandson of Actor, is mentioned among the Argonauts.1 According to others he was a son of Actor, and he is also called Eurytus.2 When Peleus was expelled from his dominions, he fled to Eurytion and married his daughter Antigone; but in shooting at the Calydonian boar, Peleus inadvertently killed his father-in-law.3



  1. Hyginus. Fabulae, 14; Apollonius Rhodius. Argonautica i, 71.
  2. Pseudo-Apollodorus. The Library i, 8.2; Tzetzes on Lycophron, 175.
  3. Pseudo-Apollodorus. The Library iii, 13.1. ff.


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

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