A king of Aetolia, son of Ares and Demonice, and the father of Marpessa by Alcippe. He used to murder his daughter's suiters, but Idas, son of Aphareus, carried her off in a winged chariot which he had received from Poseidon. Pursuing him in his own chariot, Evenus came to the river Lycormas, but when he could not catch him he slaughtered his horses and threw himself into the river, and the river is called Evenus after him.



  • Eustathius on Homer's Iliad ix, 557.
  • Plutarch. Greek and Roman Parallel Stories, 40.
  • Pseudo-Apollodorus. The Library i, 7.7-8.